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Today, Thursday, November 21 is World Television Day

The United Nations (UN) has set Today, Thursday, 21st November aside as World Television Day.

World Television Day is observed on 21 November to highlight the daily value of television that it plays in communication and globalization.

It is a medium for transmitting moving images in two or three dimensions and sound. No doubt, it is a healthy source of education and entertainment both. It plays a crucial role in society by delivering information.

World Television Day: History

On 21 November and 22 November 1996, the U.N. held the first World Television Forum.

It provides a platform and allowed media to discuss the importance of TV in delivering information and also how it participating in the changing world. It is the single largest source of video consumption.

Therefore, UN General Assembly on 17 December 1996 through resolution 51/205 established 21 November as World Television Day to commemorate the date on which World Television Forum was held. It was done by seeing the impact of Television on the process of decision-making.

Television is a major tool and so acknowledged in informing, channeling and affecting public opinion. We can't deny its impact on world politics i.e the way it influences world politics.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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