Africa: Africa Needs to Preserve Audio-Visual Heritage

[Balancing Act]London -According to UNESCO, 80% of audio-visual archives are endangered after 5 to 10 years, if they are not backed up. Most radio stations started in the 1960 and most TV stations in the 1970s. However, a great deal of what they have produced has been lost, either through lack of care or appropriate equipment or limited storage space. Balancing Act’s associate editor Sylvain Béletre visited INA (Institut national de l’ audiovisual) to understand the role it can play in saving

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