Vanguard (Lagos)

6 December 2012

Nigeria: FG Urged to Release White Paper On Digital Broadcasting

Lagos — THE Federal Government has been urged to immediately release the white paper on digital broadcasting and fast-track action on the nation's migration from analog to digital broadcasting to avoid disaster as the 2015 deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union, ITU, approaches.

This is the consensus of participants and speakers at a two-day Digital Dialogue Nigeria 2012 conference which ended in Lagos, yesterday.

Speaker after speaker, including Professor Emevwo Biakolo of the School of Media and Communication of Pan African University, prolific writer, producer, and Nollywood icon, Mrs Amaka Igwe, creative arts lawyer, Efere Uzako, and Mr. Edward Amana, among others, urged government to release the white paper so stakeholders could take their bearings from it to enable the nation properly take steps to actialise digital broadcasting.

The Digital Dialogue Nigeria conference was powered by Multichoice, and is coming barely two months after an earlier one which held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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