“I am glad that the Georgian Public Broadcaster is hosting the EBU’s News Assembly. It is a big event, which invites the News Committee, and editors-in-chief from all over Europe,” said Radka Betcheva, Head of Member Relations for Central & Eastern Europe of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
According to Radka Betcheva, the event comes at an important moment when all newsrooms are discussing the impact and influence of artificial intelligence and the importance of news in a divided and polarized society.
“Europe now is seeing a critical moment of a humanitarian crisis. We have wars and aggression, and it is even more crucial that journalists report on these events in an independent manner and are allowed to bring the truth to the audience, viewers, listeners, and online users.
This is a critical time when democracies are under threat, and no more than ever, the public service media plays an important role in explaining the news, bringing the citizens’ agenda, and bringing people around democratic values,” she said.
The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) hosts the 18th News Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on November 22-23.