Hi Bernd,

I would be happy to work on that.

During the lock down I've spend a lot of times on YouTube to find useful content for WikiCommons. Some broadcasters are publishing under free license:

BBC News in Urdu https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvm8V4Dwtz0fbPGbpk7RYAg

BBC News in Uzbek https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQvZD_M4nzOSyrPx0LfgOmQ

The Times of India https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCckHqySbfy5FcPP6MD_S-Yg
and some YT channels of France 3 (Brittany, Corsica, Provence) have some content under free license

Le 2020-04-24 09:32, Bernd Fiedler a écrit :

Dear all,
I want to highlight this initiative of public broadcasters internationally
Public broadcasters come together and claim:
Our countries may differ by culture and language, but we all share the common duty to InformEducate and Entertain. Our engagement with audiences of all ages across a range of broadcast and online services is critical to our success in serving them whenever, wherever and however they want.
(however they want? did someone just say "remix" and "creative commons"?)
The Global Task Force is particularly proud of the speed with which public media across the world have responded to the challenge of supporting the education of children who are learning at home by bringing together brilliant partners from across the public and private spheres. Public service media is uniquely placed to play this role.
True. There is (among other things) high-quality educational content being provided by public broadcasters. I'd love it to be 
  • freely licensed, whereever possible
  • paid fairly
  • accessible everywhere (no geoblocking!)
  • accessible anytime (no expiry date for informational and educational content)
We currently have a campaign going on targeted to german public broadcasters, you can find it at wikimedia.de/oeffentliches-gut. Its slogan is #ÖGÖG, meaning: Public Money – Public Good. 
I would like to reach out to you guys, especially in Australia, France, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada. An open letter advocating free licences in strengthening remix and re-use of the content of public broadcasters could help us a lot. What do you think?
All the best from Berlin
Bernd Fiedler
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