November 21 of every year is celebrated as World Television Day. The first World Television Forum took place on this day in 1996 and the UNGA decided to mark the day as World Television Day.
Bengaluru: World Television Day is celebrated on November 21 of every year. As per the United Nations, television continues to be the single largest source of video consumption. This, despite the booming internet facilities and social media consumption.
World Television Day stands as a reminder of the power of visual media and how it helps in shaping public opinion and influencing world politics.
History of World Television Day:
The first World Television Forum took place on November 21 in 1996 and the United Nations General Assembly chose this day to mark World Television Day.
Meetings at local and global levels are scheduled on this day, in a bid to raise awareness among people about the role television plays in communication and globalisation.
The global observance day acknowledges the role of broadcast media. Writers, journalists, bloggers and others associated with the medium come together to promote this day.
The interaction between emerging and traditional forms of broadcast creates a great opportunity to raise awareness about the important issues facing our communities and our planet.
World Television Day also marks the commitment of governments, news organisations and individuals to deliver unbiased information in times when veracity of content on social media is questionable.
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