Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
10/07/2007

Hay Wins Top European Award

Jocelyn Hay, Chairman and Founder of Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV), which campaigns to promote public service in broadcasting and for editorially independent, high quality media, recently won a top award honouring women who have made a major impact on the European stage.
Joining an eminent list of previous winners, including, athlete Paula Radcliffe, yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur, explorer Fiona Thornewill and broadcaster Angela Rippon, Hay said: "I feel so honoured to receive this award, and I am delighted that the work that I and Voice of the Listener & Viewer do to maintain the principles of public service in broadcasting has been recognised.
"Broadcasting is probably the single most powerful influence on our democracy and culture. It is vital it remains editorially independent and of high quality. That is why I and VLV work to represent the citizen and consumer interests in broadcasting and to help those in other countries share the privilege of having broadcasters who are independent of state or political control."
She set up Voice of the Listener (as it then was) in 1983 to combat plans to turn BBC Radio 4 into an all news and current affairs channel. The organisation added Viewer to its title in 1991 and has now grown to be the leading advocate for the viewer and listener as citizen and consumer in UK and European broadcasting.
Under her leadership VLV has held ten international conferences on the future of public service broadcasting worldwide. Using her contacts she then went on to establish the European Alliance of Listeners’ and Viewers’ Associations (EURALVA) which has member organisations in seven European countries and associates in Australia and Canada.
Hay’s work in Europe and on the international stage has been instrumental in gaining recognition for the consumer rights of listeners, viewers and new media users. Before VLV took up the cause, only those involved in the industry were consulted about its future, now it is automatically taken for granted that consumers and licence payers should be involved and consulted. She has spoken on behalf of the consumer and citizen interest at many conferences in Europe, the Commonwealth and the USA and given oral evidence on the value of public service broadcasting, editorial freedom and high standards in journalism at Hearings of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
The European Women of Achievement Awards, which are in their 17th year, are given to those whose vision, courage and determination have helped increase the influence of women on European affairs. Mrs Hay won the Humanitarian category.
(SP)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

28/06/2017
Wazee Digital Named AWS Public Sector Partner
Wazee Digital has announced that it is now part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Partner Program (PSP). AWS PSP recognises partners with
10/01/2020
Public Authority For Radio And TV Deploys AVIWEST Solution
AVIWEST has announced that the Public Authority for Radio and TV (PART) of the Sultanate of Oman deployed a complete AVIWEST solution to broadcast liv
02/01/2018
Timeline Delivered BBC's Christmas Day Service 2017
Timeline Television worked with BBC Religion, now part of BBC Studios Pacific Quay Productions, on the live transmission of the Christmas Day Service
13/12/2017
BBC World Service and Sundance Institute Join Forces On New Audio Storytelling Series
The BBC World Service and Sundance Institute, who are collaborating on a series of radio programmes and podcasts under the theme of 'Neighbour', have
03/03/2020
Qligent Changes Game For OTT Service Providers
Qligent is changing the game for OTT service providers that produce and deliver live-streamed events, offering a new solution that eliminates the expe
25/02/2020
StreamGuys Unveils New SmartMetadata Service
StreamGuys has announced a new problem-solving tool in its end-to-end suite of SaaS solutions for producing, managing, monetizing and delivering live
13/02/2020
Production News : STV Selects Arqiva Hybrid TV Service
Arqiva has announced that its Hybrid TV Service has been selected by Scotland's largest commercial broadcaster, STV, to launch its new restart service
17/01/2020
PMC Appoints Field And Service Engineer
PMC has appointed Travis Schuster as a Field and Service Engineer, operating from its US service and demo centre in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Oliver
20/03/2020
Canada's Largest Internet Service Provider Chooses SeaChange
SeaChange International has secured a new framework win with Canada's largest independent internet service provider (ISP) to power its new internet-ba
26/10/2017
Cineo Lighting Expands European Reseller Network
Cineo Lighting has announced a new initiative to grow its list of European resellers in response to an ever-growing catalog of lighting technology sol
05/10/2017
Avid Solution Selected For 2018 European Championships
Avid is to supply broadcast graphics for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, it has been confirmed. As an Official Supporter of the new multi-spo
12/12/2005
Voice of the Listener & Viewer Chairman to receive CBE Award
Jocelyn Hay, the Founder and Chair of Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV), who was made a CBE in the 2005 Queen’s Birthday Honours, will be at Buckin
22/01/2009
Viewers' View On Ofcom Mostly Positive
The organisation that represents citizen and consumer interests in broadcasting, and speaks for listeners and viewers on the full range of broadcastin
08/03/2002
Voice of the Listener & Viewer announces conference dates
The Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) will provide three opportunities in March, April and May for members of the public to hear and question at fi
12/04/2018
Photon Beard Appoints Schnittpunkt As European Distributor
Photon Beard has appointed Schnittpunkt, of Koln Germany, as its new European distributor. Schnittpunkt is currently the German dealer for Photon Bear