The Group of Six (G6) International Broadcasters met in Kyoto on 21 to 23 November 2011, and issued the following Joint statement:
“All members of the Group of Six agree on our shared values of freedom of expression, democratic principles, the strengthening of human rights and free, open and independent media.
“To this end the G6 members agree to further develop and enrich the international media environment by close collaboration within the context of our shared values. We will focus on joint projects that strengthen each other’s ability to provide enhanced content to multiplatform audiences across the globe. Our collaboration and joint projects will also strengthen each organization’s ability to provide unique content to its own target markets and build on our ability to provide an even more comprehensive offering of content to our audiences into the future.
“The G6 acknowledges that the media markets around the world, including technological developments and changes to the way audiences consume media, provide many challenges to international broadcasters, and we agree that by working together, our shared values and objectives are much more likely to be achieved.”
The Group of Six consists of the following broadcasters:
- NHK World
- Radio Australia
- Radio Canada International
- Radio Netherlands Worldwide
- Radio Sweden