CARICOM joins in celebrating World Television Day

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Youtube COTEDIn recognition of the fact that television has tremendous impact on decision-making, given that it brings attention to issues that are happening worldwide – the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day.

Television is one of the most influential forms of media for communication and information dissemination.  Instead of celebrating the tool itself, its representation, is more meaningful and significant. It is a great influence on public opinions on major issues that surround various topics around the world.

The word “Television” was coined in 1900 and the television itself became widely popular after the end of World War II. With the advancement of technology, more and more people are watching television programmes on their smart phones. Given the diversity of the information that can be viewed on the television, statistics show that the average person spends almost 10 years of their life looking at television.

In a world that is heavily influenced by information and communication technologies (ICT), the television is used to transmit information anytime and anywhere. Traditional television has embraced the digital age; giving rise to a number of online communication media such as YouTube and Vimeo. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat channels ( and ( are used to raise citizen awareness on current issues impacting the Region.

The CARICOM Secretariat joins with the world in celebrating World Television Day, especially the various traditional and online television stations/channels in the Region, and salutes members of the media who continue to make significant impact on the integration movement and the lives of the people of the Community.



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