About Media & Society Foundation executive management team…
|The Media and Society Foundation|
PO Box 28
Phone/Fax: +41 (0) 22 757 15 34
MAIN OFFICE, GENEVA
Guillaume Chenevière is President of the World Radio and Television Council, a civil society initiative in favour of public service broadcasting, and Director of the MEDIA & SOCIETY FOUNDATION, which promotes an international quality management standard for the media industry. He was executive director of the World Electronic Media Forum organized in December 2003 on the occasion of the the World Summit on the Information Society. Born in Geneva in 1937, he was successively a sociologist (European Centre for Culture), a journalist (Tribune de Genève), an executive in the automobile industry (Chrysler) and a theatre director (Théâtre de Carouge). In 1975, he joined TSR, Télévision Suisse Romande, the French speaking national television of Switzerland. Head of Entertainment and Culture, he became controller of programmes in 1986, and finally director general from 1992 to 2001. During the Swiss national exhibition of 2002, he was responsible of all radio and TV programmes of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.
Media & Society Foundation
Representative for Europe & North America
Prof. Ana Maria Miralles
Media & Society Foundation Representative for
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Representative for Asia & Pacific
Media & Society Foundation Representative for Austral Africa
Ibrahim Sy Savané
Media & Society Foundation Representative for West Africa
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world. The Union has 72 active Members in 52 countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and 49 associate Members in 28 countries further afield.
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
ISAS is a private company specialized in standardisation and accreditation services. Its mission consists to assist private enterprise and public institutions, professional and consumer associations as well as public administrations in the establishment and maintenance of quality standards and in the accreditation of certification bodies in charge of verifying conformity with these standards. All ISAS data are accessible on-line.
The World Summit on the Information Society is held in two phases.
The first phase of WSIS took place in Geneva hosted by the Government of Switzerland,
from 10 to 12 December 2003.
It addressed the broad range of themes concerning the Information Society and adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action.
The second phase will take place in Tunis hosted by the Government of Tunisia,
from 16 to 18 November 2005.
The Information Society must be conceived with a major input of radio and television. The WEMF is an opportunity for broadcasters and the global viewing/listening public to assert their needs and expectations to the government leaders gathered in Geneva at the WSIS.