DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
The Public Affairs Directorate is responsible for creating and sustaining a good image for the Commission as well as promoting mutual understanding within the Commission. The Commission has received positive public image perception, owing to careful planning, projection and execution of programmes by the Directorate.
The department handles correspondences from the DG’s office that deals with the image of the Commission and its relationships with its publics. We also analyse public relations trends, predict their consequences, counsel the management and implement planned programmes.
In carrying out these functions, the department is divided into five (5) units of which are: Press, Publications and Research; Protocol & Passages; Printing, Audio Visual & Website; Events and Africast; and Social Media.
UNITS OF THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS
- PRESS, PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH:
This unit is responsible for the production of ‘NBC News’, a magazine for the broadcast industry, and the ‘The Regulator’, an in-house journal designed to enhance information flow within and outside the Commission. The unit reviews daily Newspapers, marks out industry related stories for the attention of the DG, through the Director of Public Affairs, for their information and further action.
- PROTOCOL AND PASSAGES/ FRONT-DESK:
Has the responsibility of packaging both local and international trips for staff and guests of the Commission. It also keeps a diary of and facilitates all appointments for the DG and the Commission. The unit is also in charge of managing the front desk, which is the first point of contact with the Commission for its clients.
- AUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION, PRINTING DESIGN, AND WEBSITE
This unit has the responsibility of designing all publications and branding materials emanating from the Commission as well as ensuring that the website remains a veritable tool in the projection of the Commission’s activities. It also handles coverage and documentation of all the activities of the Commission. The recorded materials are used for press reports, placements and retained as library materials.
- SOCIAL MEDIA and Info@nbc.gov Unit
This unit has the task of managing information on all the Commission’s social media platforms. This include Facebook, twitter and Instagram. They also respond to emails on the Complaint link.
- AFRICAST AND MAJOR EVENTS:
Most Commission’s events are organized by the Directorate including the Annual Lecture Series which holds on August 24 of every year in commemoration of the establishment of the Commission and AFRICAST, a Biennial Event.
AFRICAST is an international Biennial Conference of African Broadcasters, which has been organized by the Commission since 1996 with the intention of providing a platform to broadcast enthusiasts from all over the world. The unit is directly supervised by the Director Public Affairs who coordinates AFRICAST.