Poland: Senate rejects controversial media ownership bill

Bill criticised as a serious threat to independent news media and media freedom has been rejected by Poland’s Senate. But there are fears the bill could still pass following its…

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UK: Ministers reportedly reject licence fee increase

MPs have reportedly rejected the BBC’s pleas to increase the cost of the licence fee in line with inflation, which could result in further cuts to its funding.

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Fran Unsworth to leave BBC

Fran Unsworth, BBC Director of News and Current Affairs and member of the PMA Board, will leave the BBC at the beginning of next year. 

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Urgent solution needed as Slovenian Press Agency funding crisis passes 250 days

PMA joins 18 civil society and media organisations to sign joint statement urging end to STA crisis.

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G7 must protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

PMA joins fellow civil society organisations to call on the G7 to protect and evacuate journalists and media workers in Afghanistan

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South Africa: PMA responds to SABC bill

Proposed bill demonstrates a missed opportunity for South Africa and should be paused

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Focus On PSM: Second time lucky for public media in Ecuador?

A year after it was dismantled, public media is being considered again in Ecuador. But can the country establish a resilient and independent public media system?

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South Korea to vote on concerning “fake news” law

South Korea may soon join the growing ranks of countries whose governments are introducing so-called “fake news” laws.

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Afghanistan: International community must work to ensure journalist safety

PMA calls on the international community to work to guarantee the safety of those who remain and to facilitate safe passage urgently for those wanting to leave.

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PMA welcomes two new Board members

We warmly welcome Cilla Benkö and Odette Campbell as the newest members of the Public Media Alliance Board.

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