GPB First Channel hosts pupils in connection with World Television Day
GPB First Channel hosts pupils in connection with World Television Day

On the occasion of the World Television Day, GPB First Channel has hosted the 7th graders of N°53 public school and School XXI Century.

The GPB staff showed the pupils around the TV-radio studios and explained the specifics of media operations.

Amid the ongoing the 2022 World Cup, the sports programme Time Out studio was especially appealing to them.

GPB Director General Tinatin Berdzenishvili believes “television is a different medium for this generation as it largely uses online media.”

“However, it is important for pupils from various schools to come and see how journalists, cameramen, and editors work when deciding on a future profession; allow them to see what this profession is all about. Keeping the old television in their memory is also important, since we are moving out of this building,” Berdzenishvili stated.

GPB Director General added that Georgian Public Broadcaster is willing to host other school students, as well.

The World Television Day is observed annually on 21 November, recognizing the value and impact of television in our lives. On this day, broadcasters all over the world have been invited to screen a 30 second video commissioned by the organizations in recognition of the crucial role TV plays in informing, educating, and entertaining people.

The United Nations General Assembly declared November 21 to be World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of December 17, 1996) in recognition of the growing influence television has on decision-making by drawing attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security as well as its potential role in sharpening the focus on other important issues, including economic and social problems.

This year’s theme is to highlight how television draws the public’s attention to quality entertainment, social issues, news, and other events. It celebrates a global reality: television has more possibilities than any other medium. TV is now available at all times, at home and on the go, across all screens – large or small – live or streamed.