New Delhi, 3 December 1974
The All INDIA RADIO
The CZECHOSLOVAK RADIO,
BEING desirous of further developing and consolidating cultural relations between the Republic of Indian and the Czechoslovak Socialist
Republic and for the purpose of extending cooperation in the field of radio, in conformity with the Agreement on Cultural Cooperation
signed between the two countries in 1959,
HAVE resolved to conclude the following protocol :
The two organizations shall exchange in the field of radiophone programs the following :
- recorded material and texts reflecting different aspects of social, economic, scientific and technical achievements;
- material pertaining to education, cultural, artistic and sport life;
- material intended for children's and youth programs and literary programs;
- texts of plays written for radio accompanied by particulars about the life and works of their authors;
- recording of music programs consisting of classical light, folk and popular music. The two sides shall exchange materials on musical
life recordings of concerts, music competitions, festivals etc., accompanied with explanatory notes in English;
- material pertaining to history, geography, life of the people and development of tourism in the two countries;
- information regarding the development of relations between India and Czechoslovakia.
Both the organizations shall exchange reports about the utilisation of materials every six months. For this purpose they will discuss
within the framework corresponding with the interests of this Protocol and its fulfilment with the competent officials of the diplomatic
missions of both countries, before sending it to the other party.
The two organizations shall broadcast special programs on their respective National Days/26th January - the Republic Day of India
and 9th May - the National Day of Czechoslovakia.
According to their possibilities both parties will participate in the international contests arranged by either party.
Both the organizations shall mutually exchange their experiences and information concerning latest methods used in programs and broadcasting
The exchange of programs between the two organisations shall be exercised on the basis of mutual offers, as well as the initiative
or request of either party, according to their possibilities.
Each party shall use material, obtained by means of exchange, at its own discretion. These materials cannot be transferred to a third
party without the agreement of the sending party.
Mutual exchange of materials stipulated in the present protocol does not bind the receiving organization to pay for authors and performers’
copyright. The financial obligations resulting from the above mentioned rights and from the travel expenses of programme materials
will be borne by the forwarding organization.
The exchanged materials shall be in English language. Materials recorded in the home language of the sending organization will be
accompanied by the text in English in the fulfilment of their programming tasks.
Each organization shall give mutually to Radio Correspondents, Special Reporters, Editors, Technicians and other associate experts,
usual help and technical assistance in the fulfilment of their programming talks.
This Protocol comes into force upon signature and shall remain in force for a period of three years. Its validity will be extended
automatically for another three years, if one of the organizations does not cancel the protocol in writing at least three months
before it expires.
Amendments or additions to this protocol can be done by mutual agreement of both the organizations.
DONE in New Delhi on December 3, 1974 in two originals in English, both being equally authentic.
For All India Radio
For the Czechoslovak Radio