Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)

Union de radiodiffusion des Etats arabes
Union de Radiodifusión de los Estados Arabes

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9 Feb 1969, Khartoum (Sudan), at 1st General Assembly, following ratification by 7 member governments of League of Arab States (LAS) of a convention drawn up Oct 1955. New Charter ratified June 1994 by General Assembly, effective Jan 1996, allows private Arab broadcasters to act as participating members. Also referred to in French as Union des radios arabes.


Serve as the umbrella under which Arab government-owned radio and TV channels can work together harmoniously; provide the appropriate framework within which issues of Arab audiovisual production are discussed.

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Main basic services: organizing and coordinating exchange of information; programmes and sport coverage; technical assistance; covering major events within and outside the Arab region; programmes broadcast to the world; training staff from member corporations; from 2008, enabling news and programme exchange among members; negotiating broadcasting rights of major international sporting events on behalf of member corporations; training of Arab radio and television professionals. 'ASBU-Multimedia Exchange Network Over Satellite (ASBU-MENOS)' establishes exchange among members and other users. 'Arab Unified Bouquet' - allows Arab satellite channels, technological, economic and strategic benefits while providing best services to Arab viewers worldwide. In Nov 2011, ITU and WBU declared support for establishing a satellite broadcast network for TV and radio contribution and exchange services for members of AUB, and adopted ASBU-MENOS to implement it.


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Arabic, English, French.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 34 countries
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Subjects *

  • Communication
    • Broadcasting

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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17. Sep 2018
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