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Coronavirus and local public media


Democracy relies on quality journalism and no more so than at the local level, particularly during crises and emergencies.

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Emergency funds for US public broadcasting


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting will receive $75million as part of an emergency relief package, which was passed by the US Senate on 25 March. This is a welcome package for some local stations but for others, it is still not enough.

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ABC expands education schedule to support students at home during COVID-19 crisis


The ABC is launching an expanded schedule of free education content to support students, teachers and parents, with so many children forced to learn at home due to the coronavirus global pandemic. 

PSM Weekly | 25 – 31 March 2020


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Governments must not use coronavirus as an excuse to curtail media freedom


The Public Media Alliance urges governments to not use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to curtail media freedom and the ability of journalists to hold power to account.

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Insight | An update on local services and all the ways to access COVID-19 information on CBC News


Everything from a new email destination for your questions to a dedicated page tracking coronavirus cases.

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