- 1. What is the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association?
- 2. How do I become a CBA member?
- 3. How is the CBA funded?
- 4. Is my organisation a member of the CBA?
- 5. Am I eligible for CBA training?
- 6. How can I find out about training opportunities?
- 7. Is there a fee for training?
- 8. How do I apply for a CBA Bursary?
- 9. Am I eligible to apply for an MA Bursary?
- 10. How can I track the status of my Training or Bursary application?
- 11. How do I subscribe to the CBA Update mailing list?
- 12. Can I subscribe to your directory?
- 13. Where can I find a list of upcoming events?
- 14. How do I submit an entry for the Commonwealth Short Story competition?
- 15. When is the deadline for proposals for WorldView?
- 16. What do I do if I have a complaint to make?
1. What is the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association?The CBA is the largest global association of public service broadcasters. Its members are the broadcasters that communicate daily with the two billion citizens of the Commonwealth. We support and facilitate high standards of media production and broadcasting, including the promotion of arts, science and diversity, throughout the Commonwealth.
2. How do I become a CBA member?Please note it is not possible for individuals to apply for CBA membership, only organisations.
Full membership is open to radio and television stations both public and private within the Commonwealth. Also, affiliate membership is open to radio and television stations, and any broadcast related organisation in any country. Existing members include most major public radio and television stations (some private).
If your organisation is interested in membership, please contact us for an application form. Once submitted, your application will then be put before the CBA Board.
3. How is the CBA funded? The CBA is funded by annual subscriptions from full and affiliate members.
4. Is my organisation a member of the CBA? If you are unsure whether your organisation is a CBA member, you can view a full list here.
5. Am I eligible for CBA training? Any full-time member of staff who works for a CBA member organisation may apply for any of the CBA’s online courses and travel or MA bursaries. Training is not available to individuals who are not part of a member organisation.
6. How can I find out about training opportunities?All our latest online courses and bursaries are advertised in the training and bursaries section of this website. You can also keep up-to-date about courses and application deadlines through our e-newsletter, Update, and of course, via Twitter and Facebook.
7. Is there a fee for training? Training is free for full-time staff at full and affiliate member organisations.
8. How do I apply for a CBA bursary? The CBA has a number of bursaries on offer. See our bursaries page for more information.
9. Am I eligible for a travel or MA bursary? You are eligible to apply for the CBA’s travel or MA bursaries if you are a full-time member of staff from a CBA member organisation.
10. How can I track the status of my online course application or bursary application? Because of the large volume of applications we receive, it is not possible to respond to everyone. If your application has been successful you will hear from us in due course, check the relevant section of this site for notification dates.
11. How do I subscribe to the CBA Update mailing list? Update is our e-newsletter, click the link ‘sign up to our newsletter’ on our homepage.
12. Can I subscribe to your directory? The CBA’s annual handbook and directory of key broadcasters’ contact details is distributed to members across the Commonwealth. If you believe your organisation has not received the current directory, or you would like further copies, please contact Adam Weatherhead.
13. Where can I find a list of upcoming events? See the events page on this website, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also list some events in Update.
14. How do I submit an entry for the Commonwealth Short Story competition? The Commonwealth Short Story competition is now run by the Commonwealth Foundation. See their Commonwealth Writers website for more information on how and when to enter.
15. When is the deadline for proposals for WorldView? WorldView has different funding application deadlines throughout the year, please visit the WorldView website for the latest dates.
16. What do I do if I have a complaint to make? Any complaint about the CBA should be directed towards the Secretary-General.
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