The Public Media Alliance is the largest global association of public service broadcasters. Our members are the organisations that communicate daily and free of charge through TV, radio and online with the 2.5 billion citizens living in the countries that our members serve.

It is the only global membership organisation to focus specifically on public service broadcasting and public service media, with all members – regardless of their nation’s size or location – having full and equal membership.

Members of the Public Media Alliance are part of a unique international ‘family’ of media organisations that share many of the same values and priorities. The trusted and credible news and information provided by public media is vital to our lives and wellbeing but often undervalued by politicians and the public.

Non-public service media organisations can become Affiliate Members of PMA. More information can be found below.

PMA exists to increase awareness of public media and the very special and central part that it plays in informing us and shaping our worldview.

Explore our Membership Pack to find out more about what it means to be a member of the Public Media Alliance


More information

Do you work for a public service media organisation? Explore our Membership Pack to find out more about what we do for our members.

You can apply to become a PMA member by completing the Full Membership Form at the bottom of this page.

For more information and enquires, email:

We do not accept individuals as members of PMA. However, we do accept non-public media organisations as Affiliate members.

Affiliate membership is given to organisations that have a role to play in the wider public service media environment, such as independent regulators, civil society organisations, and foundations.

Media institutes, award bodies, academic institutions, and charities can also apply to be Affiliate members.

For more information email:

  • Offer access to research and information resources regarding public media globally.
  • Provide advocacy and support regarding public media globally.
  • Promote partnerships and cooperation between member broadcasters and affiliates.
  • Host regional and national live events and projects each year.
  • Offer networking opportunities with our unique network of public media leaders.
  • Host an active website with specialised forums for information and knowledge exchange.
  • Provide knowledge exchange on all aspects of public media, including:
    » Crisis, disaster and emergency preparedness and response
    » Public media content for children
    » Environmental adaptation and climate change
    » Women and diversity in public media
    » Public media and conflict resolution
  • Award annual PMA Global Grants, available to employees of affiliate and full members.
  • Offer promotional and sponsorship opportunities via the PMA website and events.
  • Offer discounted rates for exhibition stands at all PMA conferences and events.

Our core funding comes from membership subscriptions. This enables us to maintain our independent voice for public media worldwide.

Subscription levels are determined by organisational turnover and applied according to set bands.

PMA also receives additional project funding.

How do I become a member?

To subscribe or for more information about membership, costs and terms, please email us at

Or download, complete, and email us an application form, which can be found below: