BRAF at a Glance:
In order to create a platform comprising the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) member states’ broadcasting regulatory authorities, a project proposal prepared by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) of Turkey was submitted to BSEC member states. Accordingly, the proposal was accepted in BSEC Information and Communication Technologies Working Group Meeting, held in Ukraine-Kiev in December 4th-5th, 2007.
In this context, BSEC member states’ broadcasting regulatory authorities convened in BSEC Headquarters, Istanbul, on 30 June 2008 and agreed to release a Joint Declaration declaring the establishment of the Black Sea Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum, BRAF. The representatives of all member states decided to hold annual BRAF meetings for furthering cooperation and discussing the common issues of the Broadcasting sector.