Cultural diversity

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Abdou Diouf stresses that cultural diversity is central to public service television’s philosophy and mandate

The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) website reports that, addressing some 150 public television professionals belonging to CTF (Communauté des télévisions francophones) at their annual general assembly, Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of La Francophonie, stressed that “cultural diversity and dialogue between civilizations will pass from words into action once we finally understand that we have no choice but to live together and to work together to solve problems that go beyond the borders of nation states and decide our common future as one.

“I am positive that we are right at the heart of public service television’s philosophy and mandate: to entertain, inform, and enlighten viewers no longer considered to be mere consumers, but citizens of their countries, regions, and the whole world,” he continued.

CTF brings together 12 public French-language channels from France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada: France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, TV5Monde, RFO, RTBF, TSR, Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, RDI, and TV5 Québec Canada. The secretary general’s speech is available from the OIF website.