African Association of Private TV Producers (APPTA)
Since 2008, CFI has been working regularly with the African Association of Private TV Producers (APPTA).
This partnership was firmed up in 2010 with the preparation of the first African TV Day (JTA).
Several discussions and meetings led to seven commercial TV channels from French-speaking African countries belonging to the APPTA broadcasting a common schedule for the first time on 27 February 2011. Golfe TV (Benin), Canal 3 (Burkina Faso), Renaissance TV (Burundi), STV2 (Cameroon), DRTV (Congo Brazzaville), RTT (Niger) and 2STV (Senegal) produced the first JTA live from the FESPACO film festival together.
Arab State Broadcasting Union
International organisation -
CFI has been working with the ASBU since 2006.
In 2010, CFI launched the Maarifa project in partnership with Arab State Broadcasting Union (ASBU) and France Télévisions, under the aegis of Cultural Council of the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM), in order to support the production of educational TV programmes in the Arab world. The Maarifa conference “Television and education – knowledge, an issue for the general public” organised by CFI will be held in October 2010 at the ASBU head office in Tunis.
Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union
(ABU) – Malaisie
Private organisation -
CFI has partnered this organisation since 2007.
In 2010 and 2011, CFI conducted several training assignments with the ABU: workshops on newsroom management, technical assistance, investigative journalism, support in the switch to digital etc. In 2011, CFI and the ABU launched the Asianews project, the aim of which is to organise hands-on workshops on the basics of journalism over a 2-year period.
Indian Ocean Broadcasting Organisation (ARTOI)
Since 2007, CFI has supported ARTOI members, to drive the sharing of reports in the Indian Ocean thanks to an ambitious project dubbed SERTOI (Report Exchange System for Televisions in the Indian Ocean). CFI further provided support for the production of the magazin Ileo -i.
Network of Public Broadcasters in French-speaking Africa (RAPAF)
CFI has supported the RAPAF since it was founded, in 2007. CFI supports the RAPAF in its efforts to shape the association, organising regular meetings with members, to lead brainstorming on strategic themes such procuring sporting rights.
The RAPAF set itself the following aims:
- promoting and consolidating state-run radio and television,
- creating an alliance among state audiovisual players to prepare for developments driven by new technology together,
- fostering sharing in all lines of business in state TV,
- negotiating for the acquisition of TV rights, especially for sport,
- providing consulting and assistance for its members (training, financial management, administration etc.)
African Union of Broadcasting
The AUB federates the main state radio stations and TV channels in Africa.
CFI has forged excellent and frequent relations with this Union. The CFI-AUB partnership especially took shape via sports events such as the 2009 World Championship in Athletics in Berlin, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the African coverage of which was prepared and coordinated by CFI.
European Broadcasting Union
CFI has been working with this organisation since 2010.
In 2010, the EBU launched a project with CFI to assist certain members, especially a workshop on newsroom organisation factoring in new digital technologies. In 2011, CFI organised an assignment with the EBU and the Tunisian state TV channel on the theme of self-regulation, in preparation for coverage of legislative elections.
In another sphere, CFI and the EBU have been planning workshops since spring 2011 for EBU members wishing to prepare for coverage of the 2012 London Olympics and the Euro 2012 in Ukraine and Poland. Several initiatives have been planned to take place in the run-up to these two major sports events.