ERR Newsroom

“Online is first”: how ERR uses the digital sphere to become a market leader

Erik Roose, the ERR Board Chair, argues how the digital sphere is an…


CBC/Radio-Canada

Russia to close CBC/Radio-Canada Moscow bureau

The closure of the public media organisation's Moscow bureau demonstrates…


RNZ and TVNZ buildings

“Funding certainty” for New Zealand public media

The New Zealand government has announced an allocation of $327 million dollars…


SRG SSR building

SSR SRG’s Director General on Public media and direct democracy

“The fate of democracies will depend on their ability to produce and…


NOWU: public media paving the way for a ‘greener web’

France Télévisions and WDR have launched NOWU, a joint youth service aimed at…


Microphone election

PSM Weekly | 18 – 24 May 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


RTV Slovenia

RTV Slovenija staff strike for independence of public media

Employees of Slovenia’s public broadcaster RTV Slovenija staged a one-hour…


ABC

Explainer: What does a Labor government mean for the ABC?

After nine years of coalition rule, a new Labor government could spell a…


The #NotOK event was held at Canada House.

Front lines and online: New podcast explores the dangers facing journalists today

Episode 4 of PMA’s podcast explores the variety of threats facing journalists,…


Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 25 – 31 May 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


BBC News mobile app interface

BBC announces “digital first” strategy

In a speech to staff, the Director-General said the BBC would realign its…


PMA welcomes new Board members from CBC/Radio-Canada and PBS

We warmly welcome Claude Galipeau and Jonathan Barzilay as the newest members…


BBC Young Reporter India.

Collaborative media literacy programme takes off in India

BBC Young Reporter India taught more than 8,000 school students about critical…


reporting

Registration open for two-day media literacy workshop for Caribbean journalists

Registration is now open for Caribbean journalists to apply to our two-day…


Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 June 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Czech Television

Focus On: The future of the Czech Republic’s public media

Big changes are coming to public media in the Czech Republic, from significant…


CBU AGA

Register now for the CBU 53rd Annual General Assembly!

PMA members can now register for the Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s (CBU) AGA!…


Radiodays Asia 2022

Radiodays Asia 2022

PMA members are eligible for exclusive discounts on tickets for this year's…


National Parliament Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Proposed regulations leave press freedom in peril

There are fears proposed legislation exerting strict controls over online posts…


Ukraine protests Warsaw

Call-out: Journalists in Exile

Does your newsroom have any opportunities – funding, training, fellowship,…


Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 June 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


The Kremlin, Moscow

PMA condemns Russia’s ban on UK public media journalists

The latest action taken by Russian officials – which includes banning some UK…


RTHK night

Hong Kong: trust in broadcaster RTHK falls

A new study shows trust in RTHK has dropped over the past two years, while…


Ita Buttrose ABC

ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, calls for press freedom reforms

The ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, has called for stronger press freedoms in…


Micha interviews the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk at RTBF as part of an important working visit to Belgium.

RTBF supports Ukrainian refugees in Belgium

RTBF has helped expanded its offerings to support Ukrainian refugees arriving…


Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 June 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Germany ARD ZDF

Germany: Federal states reach agreement on public media reform

After years of negotiations, Germany's federal states have finally agreed on…


CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes landmark CRTC decision

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomed the announcement by CRTC regarding its new five-year…


Video camera

PSM Weekly | 11 – 17 May 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


PTS Taiwan makes waves at INPUT 2022, announces hosting of INPUT 2023

PTS Taiwan was one of the standouts at the INPUT 2022 conference, as the annual…


SABC satellite

Will South Africa’s long-awaited analogue switch-off still go ahead?

The switch-off’s initial 31 March deadline was already pushed back to June, but…


Fake news misinformation

New Project: Thwarting disinformation in the Caribbean

Our next project — set to improve the capacity of Caribbean media workers to…


City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan: new leadership, renewed promises for media freedom?

As a new government enters power in Pakistan, what might this mean for the…


Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar

Shireen Abu Aqla: there must be no impunity for perpetrators

It is critical following Shireen Abu Aqla's death that those responsible are…


Participants on the trans-Atlantic Zoom call, clockwise from left: Steve Junker, of CAI, the program’s executive producer; Michel Francois, potter from Cornwall; Jennette Barnes, reporter from CAI; Sarah Caruso, potter from Cape Cod.

From Cornwall to Cape Cod: Collaborative radio project unites coastal stations across Atlantic

Public radio station CAI and community radio station Source FM have joined…


Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 4 – 10 May 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Czech Television

Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Joint statement calling on the Czech Government to live up to its promises to…


BBC

New study reveals how audiences undervalue the BBC

A new report provides evidence of how British audiences underestimate the value…


SBS

SBS: Making elections accessible

SBS has arranged partnerships with ABC and commercial news outlets to simulcast…


citizen participation

#WPFD2022: Public media leaders speak up for press freedom

The heads of some of the world’s largest public service media organisations…


Cilla Benkö and Jason Rezaian during discussion

#WPFD2022: Threats to independent journalism in democracies around the world

Swedish Radio's Director-General Cilla Benkö gives keynote address at press…


TV cameras

PSM Weekly | World Press Freedom Day 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


tech background digital safety

Global Call Out: World Press Freedom Day 2022

Journalism is under a digital siege, from state & non-state actors, at a time…


WPFD

World Press Freedom Day 2022: themes from the past 12 months

For World Press Freedom Day 2022, PMA has analysed six press freedom themes…


MRTV broadcasting house

Myanmar military’s effort to silence independent media

On World Press Freedom Day, a year on from Myanmar's military coup, former BBC…


WPFD

#WPFD2022: What we’re watching, reading, and listening to

For World Press Freedom Day 2022, we’ve rounded up videos, reports, and…


Netflix on a TV

Netflix subscription woes: what can they teach public media?

The idea of introducing Netflix-style subscriptions to finance public media is…


Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 20 – 26 April 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


election

How election results can impact PSM

Election results in France and Slovenia could have big implications for PSM; as…


podcasts

Ukraine war: Public media podcasts with unique takes

From an open API to practical info for refugees, pop-up public media podcasts…


Colourful ABC logo

All Australians invited to join the ABC’s 90th birthday celebrations

The ABC, turns 90 this year and is inviting all Australians to celebrate the…


podcast

PSM Weekly | 13 – 19 April 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


KBS election coverage includes presenting a data show with the Blue House in Seoul as the background using XR. Credit: Korean Broadcasting System

KBS uses “cutting edge technology” in 2022 election coverage

South Korea’s largest and most trusted public broadcaster used technological…


tech background digital safety

PSM Unpacked: PMA members discuss digital safety for journalists

Participants from PMA’s global membership discussed the challenge of digital…


Mexico City

EFE expands mission to tackle fake news in Latin America

Spanish public news agency, EFE, has signed a partnership with Mexican national…


Gerard Teuma

GBC CEO and PMA board member Gerard Teuma retires

Gerard Teuma has been on the PMA Board since 2016, and he was Vice President…


Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 6 – 12 April 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


RRI building in Jakarta

The future of RRI as public radio in Indonesia

This insight provides an analysis of RRI’s ongoing issues and potential…


ZDF team

“A strong team for a strong ZDF”

ZDF Press Release: Nadine Bilke and Bettina Schausten become new directors.


Perugia Declaration for Ukraine

The Public Media Alliance signs declaration calling for increased support of…


Maria Ressa Rappler

Philippines: Government must relent its attacks against independent, public interest media

In the months leading up to the Philippines general election, there have been…


President of Tunisia, Kais Saied

Tunisia: public media journalists strike over government interference

The strike comes after Tunisia's leading journalist union described the public…


Channel 4

Channel 4 must not be privatised

Privatising Channel 4 means UK audiences could lose something precious: an…


Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 30 March – 5 April 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Sunny, Korra and Bexx from youth-led LGBTQIA+ program '(in)visible', ABCQueer.

ABCQueer: Australia’s public broadcaster representing marginalised groups

ABCQueer is the Australian public broadcaster's innovative, dedicated channel…


Sally-Ann Wilson: “The need for public media has never been greater”

As Sally-Ann Wilson steps down as CEO of the Public Media Alliance, she…


SABC HQ South Africa

South Africa: High Court postpones digital TV migration after pushback

South Africa’s digital TV switchover has been postponed after a last-minute…


TV Tower in Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national public broadcaster faces closure

PMA joins the EFJ, EBU and SEEMO in calling for an urgent resolution to save…


The highlights of our Haiti crisis management project

Our Haitian crisis management project is now concluded. Here are the project's…


Media Uncovered

Media: Uncovered – “What is the future of public media?”

In the second episode of our podcast, we explore the pressures facing public…


Indira Gandhi airport Terminal 3

Rana Ayyub and press freedom in India

The journalist Rana Ayyub, was stopped from flying from Delhi to London where…


Television Tower, Santiago de Chile

New head of Chile media regulator pushes for more public media

The incoming president of Chile’s media regulator advocated for more public…


tech background digital safety

PSM Unpacked: Digital Safety

PMA members: Join us for our next virtual roundtable on digital safety for…


Thai PBS Foundation delivered food and consumer goods to support communities during the shortage period. Medical supplies and medical equipment were donated to hospitals and health service centers.

Thai PBS: Above and beyond broadcasting during a pandemic

Covid-19 profoundly changed everyday life for everyone in Thailand. The public…


Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 23 – 29 March 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


RTV Slovenia

RTV Slovenija’s Programming Council accused of restricting union activity

A Slovenian journalists’ union has accused the Council of adopting measures…


BBC UK building

BBC files UN complaint about online violence towards women journalists

It is the second appeal in two months the BBC World Service has made to the UN…


Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 March 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Media Uncovered

Public Media Alliance launches new podcast

Media: Uncovered is a brand-new podcast from the Public Media Alliance, which…


Screenshot of Czech TV's new website dedicated for children about the about the Russia-Ukraine war

Czech Television’s services for children on Russia-Ukraine war

Czech Television has launched a new service for children to seek information…


RFI, France 24, France Médias Monde building

Mali: Suspension of France 24 and RFI must be revoked

France 24 and Radio France Internationale (RFI), were suspended by Mali…


RNZ Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson: media merger a ‘watershed’

The new media merger is a "watershed" moment for New Zealand public media, to…


France Television

France: Public media scrutinised ahead of election

Ahead of France's presidential election next month, incumbent Emmanuel Macron…


A satellite image of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption.

Covering the Tongan tsunami from abroad, with no communications

Tongan journalist Agnes Tupou reflects on how they provided reassurance to…


Marina Ovsyannikova holding a

Russian journalist fined after on-air protest

Russian journalist, Marina Ovsyannikova, was fined after disrupting state…


Video camera

PSM Weekly | 9 – 15 March 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Björn Löfdahl

Swedish Radio announces free-to-use daily news podcast in Russian

Starting this week, Swedish Radio will publish a daily news podcast in Russian…


NPR CPB funding

US public media $50m funding boost approved

The Public Media Alliances welcomes the increase in federal funding approved by…


ZDF Berlin

Dr. Thomas Bellut bids farewell as ZDF Director-General

Thomas Bellut stepped down as ZDF’s Director General on 10 March. Bellut's…


Yle

Finland: Law amendment imposes restrictions on Yle textual content

The Finnish Parliament has approved an amendment to the Yle Act that imposes…


RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand to establish new giant public media entity

The New Zealand government has announced details of the new public media…


Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 March 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


HAITI PROJECT UPDATE: #IWD2022 event follows successful workshop

As a prelude to International Women's Day 2022, PMA and its partners organised…


Radio Nacional de Colombia logo

Colombia’s local radio stations working for peace

In Colombia, local radio stations are being established to help communities…


The Kremlin, Moscow

Public media goes silent from Russia

A host of public media organisations have decided to stop broadcasting out of…


VOA USAGM

International public service broadcasters face potential ban in Turkey

Voice of America and Deutsche Welle are facing potential bans in Turkey after…


RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand: Announcement of public media merger imminent

The long-awaited decision on the merger between New Zealand's radio and…


Global Task Force

Erklärung der Global Task Force zum Angriff auf Rundfunkeinrichtungen in Kiew

Die 'Global Task Force for public media' (GTF) verurteilt den russischen…


Global Task Force

Global Task Force statement on the attack of broadcasting facilities in Kyiv

The Global Task Force (GTF) for public media condemns the Russian attack at a…


BBC Plaque

Millions of Russians turn to BBC News

Figures released by the BBC show millions of Russians are turning to BBC News:…


Kyiv tower

PMA condemns attack on Kyiv TV tower

The Public Media Alliance condemns any targeted attacks by Russia on the…


Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 23 February – 1 March 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


UNESCO IPDC

HAITI PROJECT BEGINS: Capacity building of journalist reporting in crisis situations

Our journalist safety and disinformation project for Haitian media…


Ukraine protests Warsaw

Statement of Support for Ukraine and Ukrainian Journalists

The Public Media Alliance joins over 70 organisations to stand in solidarity…


NBC

Africa: PSM regional roundup

2022 is revealing itself to be yet another testing year for independent media…


Groupe de Travail Mondial

Déclaration du GTM sur l’attaque visant des infrastructures de radiodiffusion à Kiev

2 mars 2022 - Le Groupe de travail mondial (GTM) pour les médias publics…


KBS building in Seoul

KBS’ Covid-19 emergency broadcasting helps country’s pandemic response

The Korean Broadcasting System’s (KBS) emergency content has played a crucial…


PBS

PBS’ Innovation Centers

A new production initiative by the US’ Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)…


TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 February 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Gary Allen RJRGLEANER

The Existential Threat posed by Big Tech Platforms to Caribbean Journalism and Democracy

"This paper is not alarmist. It is not sensational": Jamaica's RJRGLEANER…


Channel 4

UK: Channel 4 makes history with Winter Paralympics

It's the first time a broadcaster has featured an all-disabled presenting…


MFC main stage in Tallinn

The future of the Media Freedom Coalition

A reset is required to steer the MFC towards greater success in the future and…


US Capitol Building

Congress to vote on $565 million funding for US public media

A crunch vote for crucial US public media funding in Congress is days away, and…


KINGS - RNZ Music Live Session 2

Public media and the fight for young audiences

Reaching younger audiences remains an ongoing challenge. Why does this really…


local

PSM Weekly | 9 – 15 February 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Digital radio

Five public media audio trends to keep an eye on in 2022

Recent trends – from increased podcast listenership to more diverse audiences –…


SBS Radio World Radio Day

Trust in public radio – World Radio Day 2022

Join us in celebrating radio as the most trusted, prevalent, and accessible…


ABC HQ Sydney

Explainer: ABC funding freeze reversed

ABC's funding freeze reversal has been met with both approval and criticism. We…


Media freedom

More must be done to defend journalists and media freedom

The Media Freedom Coalition - Consultative Network calls on the Media Freedom…


Canada

Canada: PMA condemns harassment of journalists

PMA is deeply troubled by reports of growing harassment, intimidation and…


Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 February 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


LRT RADIO’s multilingual radio shows

Over the past year, LRT RADIO has experimented with new ways to provide…


Sign of Deutsche Welle on a wall

Deutsche Welle Russian office closed down

The closure of Deutsche Welle’s Moscow bureau by the Kremlin is an egregious…


World Radio Day

World Radio Day 2022

This year, the theme of World Radio Day is based around trust – a fitting theme…


CBC/Radio-Canada

‘AccessCBC’ – CBC’s new initiative for creators with disabilities

Canada’s public broadcaster recently launched AccessCBC, a new initiative…


Our Work

Global Conference for Media Freedom 2022

The Public Media Alliance will be in attendance at the third Global Conference…


Sally-Ann Wilson change

Change for PMA

Sally-Ann Wilson will be stepping down as the CEO of the Public Media Alliance…


RTÉ

Ireland: RTÉ pushing for changes to funding

RTÉ's Director-General says the current licence fee funding model is “utterly…


SABC HQ South Africa

SABC Head of News dismissed

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC dismissed its Head of News on Friday…


RNZ

PSM Weekly | 26 January – 1 February 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Pakistan Geo

PMA welcomes acquittal of Jang Group and Geo Editor-in-Chief

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman's acquittal comes nearly 2 years after he was imprisoned –…


France Télévisions

France: Media concentration inquiry highlights value of public media

The ongoing French media concentration inquiry reaffirms that strong public…


broadcasting fee form for ARD and ZDF

Funding Democracy: Public Media and Democratic Health in 33 Countries

Funding Democracy: A new report provides evidence of a positive correlation…


European Commission

The Digital Services Act (DSA): could it impact public media?

The European Parliament passed the DSA last week – a groundbreaking effort to…


Your VRT on Grote Markt

“Your VRT”: a new way of engaging with audiences

For three months, a VRT caravan toured Belgium as part of the "Your VRT"…


Fran Unsworth

PMA thanks Fran Unsworth as she leaves the BBC

Fran Unsworth has been on the Board since 2014 when she was Director of The BBC…


podcast

PSM Weekly | 19 – 25 January 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


New Parliament House, Canberra

2022 Elections and Public Media: Australia

The Australian election is due to take place later this year. But what does…


sports journalists

Journalist safety: Advice issued ahead of major global sporting events

While quarantine and “social bubbles” have become the new norm for journalists…


Virtual launch of research report and media recovery plan

Regional collaboration key to future sustainability of media

Media stakeholders agreed on the importance of enhanced regional collaboration…


journalists

Report: Impact of Covid-19 on media in Southeast Asia

A research report into the key impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the media…


Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio in 2022

2022 will be an intense year. Swedish Radio's CEO Cilla Benkö points out…


New flyer released to help protect German journalists

A flyer was distributed to security forces and journalists by the DJV on the…


BBC HQ night

Statement: The future of the BBC licence fee

The Public Media Alliance has serious concerns over the decision to freeze the…


Camera PMA About

PSM Weekly | 12 – 18 January 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


BBC UK building

BBC funding freeze: the importance of a licence fee

BBC's funding freeze and talks of a new funding model raise the question of the…


Journalist protest in Quetta

Pakistan: Journalists face Contempt of Court charges

Journalists face contempt charges for publishing a report revealing corruption,…


TAHI on mobile RNZ

‘TAHI’ – RNZ’s new platform dedicated for young people

For many public media organisations, reaching younger audiences is an ongoing…


Mexico City

Focus On PSM: New PSM system for Mexico City

Mexico City has a new public media system. But what does the new system…


PMA

PSM Weekly | 5 – 11 January 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


BBC Plaque

100 Years of the BBC

A century since the world’s first public service broadcaster was created, the…


Launch event report and media recovery plan Southeast Asia COVID-19

Launch event: The Impacts of Covid-19 on Southeast Asian media

Join us for the launch event of our Situation Report and Media Recovery Plan…


ZDF Berlin

A reminder of the hostility public media faces

Hostility towards PSM is evident already in 2022: protesters chanting “fake…


RTV Slovenia

RTV Slovenija: Draft transformation bill and new appointments

A small group of RTV Slovenija (RTVS) employees have drafted a bill to…


RTHK night

Hong Kong: Media freedom concerns persist into 2022

Raids and closures of independent news outlets in Hong Kong signal continued…


President Duda in front of Polish flags

Poland: President Duda vetoes “Lex-TVN”

PMA welcomes Polish President’s veto of the “Lex-TVN” bill which threatened…


working from home

PSM Weekly | 29 December 2021 – 4 January 2022

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


MOOC

MOOC: Why does media matter for development?

Register now! Sign up to our free online course in partnership with the…


Microphone election

Public Media in 2021: Year in Review

It has been a tough year for public media. But during testing times, there were…


Press and cameras

Staff picks: PMA’s stories of the year

It has been a challenging year for public media worldwide – these are the staff…


2021: An overview of PMA’s year

Another year of cancelled conferences. Another year of virtual, on-screen…


President Duda in front of Polish flags

Poland: Media freedom groups urge President Duda to veto ‘Lex-TVN’

PMA joins media freedom and journalist organisations in writing letter to…


Broadcast tower

PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 December 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Protests with a

Poland: President must reject new media law

There has been international condemnation of the law which, if Poland President…


Recovery Plan SEA frontpage

SAVE THE DATE: Southeast Asia COVID-19 Situation Report and Media Recovery Plan

PMA's COVID-19 Situation Report and Media Recovery Plan for the Southeast Asian…


Cameras at a news conference

Best of PSM: Public media step up collaboration

Through various methods, public media organisations are demonstrating the value…


RTHK

Hong Kong: The dire state of public media

PMA condemns the further constriction of RTHK following High Court rulings and…


public media

PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 December 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


BBC UK building

BBC: End harassment of BBC Persian staff

The BBC is calling upon Iran to end the escalating cross-border harassment and…


ABC Headquarters

Digital “preparedness is vital” – ABC’s Social Media Wellbeing Advisor

Journalists often face barrages of online abuse. PMA spoke with ABC's social…


SABC HQ South Africa

SABC’s financial and editorial pressures resurface

SABC's financial and editorial pressures have resurfaced in the form of…


Maria Ressa Rappler

Maria Ressa: Charges must be dropped

As the journalist gets up to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, she will do so with…


TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 December 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Bishkek panorama

Kyrgyzstan: Independence of public media being undermined

A law amendment being proposed by the Kyrgyzstan government risks completely…


Panorama of TF1 HQ

France: Inquiry into media concentration begins

The Senate inquiry comes weeks after Reporters Without Borders criticised a…


The importance of ethics when reporting on conflict

"A regional outline of the issues and key challenges” – keynote address by…


RTV Slovenia

Explainer: RTV SLO programming shake-up criticised

The 2022 programme production plan for Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO) has…


camcorder outdoor impunity

PSM Weekly | 24 – 30 November 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


PSM unpacked

PSM Unpacked: PMA hosts roundtable on commercial funding for public media

In our first PSM Unpacked roundtable, participants discussed common challenges,…


ORF logo

ORF: New leadership, a licence fee increase, and independence concerns

A new Director-General will lead ORF from next year. But there are independence…


conflict

Code of Conduct: “Truly distinct” and “absolutely necessary”

The newly-launched Code of Conduct was heralded as a “truly distinct” piece of…


Ofcom

Letter: Serious concerns over Ofcom Chair recruitment process

Joint letter to the UK's Commissioner for Public Appointments regarding our…


Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 17 – 23 November 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Code of Conduct: Improving conflict sensitive reporting & journalist safety in South Asia 

Our Code of Conduct to Improve Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of…


Insight: Why Brazil’s public media must remain public

As Brazil's government looks to sell off the EBC, two staffers write about the…


Colourful ABC logo

Under attack ABC sticks up for public media values

ABC sticks to its values in the face of attacks from a Murdoch-dominated media…


conflict

Event: Launch of Code of Conduct for conflict sensitive reporting in South Asia

Join us for the launch of our Code of Conduct to Improve Conflict Sensitive…


RNZ

PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 November 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


EBC

Brazil: Plans to privatise EBC escalate

The National Bank has invited companies to prepare plans for the privatisation…


Digital radio

The Future of Radio

The “Digital radio and audio review” commissioned by the UK Government is…


STA

STA needs long-term, viable and sustainable funding

Slovenian authorities must now commit to providing STA with secure funding,…


conflict

Project update: South Asia conflict sensitive reporting project nears completion

Our South Asia conflict reporting and journalist safety project is nearly…


PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 November 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Media experts address challenges facing Southeast Asian media landscape

Media experts from across Southeast Asia reviewed a draft research report on…


broadcasting fee form for ARD and ZDF

Beyond the licence fee: more PSM considering new funding models

The licence fee has remained a popular funding model for PSM. But it's under…


LRT radio studio

LRT RADIO: Reducing the COVID confusion

How Lithuania’s public radio helped to reduce confusion about COVID-19 with an…


Hong Kong RTHK

Hong Kong: Guise of national security interests continues to restrict life and media

A new film censorship bill threatens freedom of expression in Hong Kong. It…


podcast

PSM Weekly | Impunity must end

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Cilla Benkö: Toxic for society when crime goes unpunished

In nine cases out of ten, around the world, a person who kills a journalist is…


Local Democracy Reporting logo

Local Democracy Reporting Service: A model for public broadcasters?

In 2017, the BBC launched the Local Democracy Reporting Service to support the…


Glasgow riverside view

Public media and COP26 coverage

Public media organisations have comprehensive and ambitious plans to cover the…


Board of Trustees

PMA welcomes new Board of Trustees

The Public Media Alliance offers a warm welcome to its new Board of Trustees.


Channel 4

Channel 4 must remain in public ownership

Read our response to the House of Lords inquiry into the future of UK public…


ZDF makes history with English language adaptation

ZDF's adaptation of a bestselling German novel will be, in a first for the…


PMA

PSM Weekly | 20 – 26 October 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Valetta skyline

Malta: PBS labelled ‘state controlled’ amid press freedom concerns

There are growing concerns surrounding the editorial independence, governance…


Fake news misinformation

Greece: Spread of ‘fake news’ legislation continues

While the South Korean government has quashed its plans to introduce a ‘fake…


Best of PSM: GBC ramps up training

The training of journalists at GBC in Ghana is being heralded as essential as…


RTV Slovenia

MEPs message to Slovenian government must be heeded

MEPs have called for the immediate resumption of financing to the Slovenian…


ZDF Berlin

Public media comes out top in Germany election

A survey held after Germany's 2021 federal election highlights the relevance…


working from home

PSM Weekly | 13 – 19 October 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


ABC News public media

PMA commends ABC’s outgoing News Director for commitment to public media

From general elections and raging wildfires to a global pandemic, Gaven Morris…


Facebook on smartphone

Online protection for journalists long overdue

Facebook’s updated designation of journalists as “involuntary” public figures…


Radiodays Europe 2021: Public media’s latest innovations

How are public media redefining their audio content to stay relevant and reach…


RTVE

Spain: RTVE’s financial woes persist

Rising debt, proposed budget cuts, and a call for more stable funding highlight…


SBS

SBS Australia’s language services review underway 

SBS has commenced its regular review of its language services, kicking the…


Camera PMA About

PSM Weekly | 6 – 12 October 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Sunset in Istanbul

Turkey: Mission finds continued pressures on independent media

An international mission to Turkey has revealed sustained threats against…


Maria Ressa

Nobel Prize to journalists highlights value of public interest media

The PMA congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov upon receiving the Nobel…


EBC

Brazil: Dossier reveals trend of censorship at EBC

A new dossier on censorship at public broadcaster EBC relays the stark outcomes…


PSM unpacked

PSM Unpacked: A new forum for PMA members

The Public Media Alliance is running a series of thematic roundtable forums,…


South Korea National Assembly

Update: South Korean lawmakers back down on controversial ‘fake news’ bill

The Public Media Alliance welcomes decision to back down on a proposed bill…


Media experts discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the Southeast Asian media landscape

Media experts discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on media freedom,…


Singapore

Singapore: Foreign interference law poses threat to media plurality

Fears that new law could be used to stop both independent domestic and foreign…


STA

STA Director resigns over independence concerns

The Director of the Slovenian News Agency (Sta) has resigned after rejecting a…


public media

PSM Weekly | 29 September – 5 October 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Hong Kong RTHK

Hong Kong: Tightening grip of the National Security Law

New crimes are being prepared under the National Security Law — a move that…


RTHK

Hong Kong: Hong Kong government continues to dismantle public and other independent media

RTHK's new editorial guidelines will limit its independence and undermine key…


RTV Slovenia

Threats to journalists in Slovenia must stop

The Public Media Alliance condemns threats targeting RTV Slovenija journalist,…


Global Task Force

In support of the Brussels Declaration, a new global initiative to protect journalists and media freedom

All eight members of the Global Task Force for public media express their…


South Korea National Assembly

South Korea: Proposed vote on ‘fake news’ bill postponed

The final vote on a proposed bill that many fear could undermine press freedom…


Hurricane Ida

How US public media covered Hurricane Ida

During natural disasters, public media organisations can serve as vital sources…


TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 22 – 28 September 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Online harassment Bernier Canada

Canada: PMA deplores online harassment of journalists

PMA joins CBC/Radio-Canada in voicing support for all journalists who are…


JNI News

News of the nation: The transformation of national broadcasting

Read our report for the Judith Neilson Institute on the changing role of…


Pakistan regulator

Pakistan: Media representatives “strongly opposed” to proposed media authority

Media workers in Pakistan continue to voice their concerns over a proposed bill…


Broadcast tower

PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 September 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


bushfires australia ABC

ABC adds to Emergency Broadcasting in readiness for 2021/2022 season

Press Release: ABC has expanded its suite of content to help Australians…


Inaugural event: Improving Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Journalist Safety in South Asia

Join us for the inaugural session of our conflict sensitive reporting and…


PTS World

PTS Taiwan’s New Frontier: PTS World Taiwan

Press Release In September 2021, Taiwan Public Television Service launched “PTS…


European Commission

Insight: Promising steps to strengthen media freedom in Europe

The European Commission has presented a recommendation to member states on…


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PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 September 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Press Freedom

Attacks on journalists by members of the public grow

As the pandemic continues, there have been a growing number of attacks on…


TVN24 Poland

Poland: Senate rejects controversial media ownership bill

Bill criticised as a serious threat to independent news media and media freedom…


Swedish Radio VMA

Swedish Radio’s role during crises and emergencies

Public broadcaster Swedish Radio's public alert systems play a critical role…


BBC

UK: Ministers reportedly reject licence fee increase

MPs have reportedly rejected the BBC’s pleas to increase the cost of the…


Fran Unsworth

Fran Unsworth to leave BBC

Fran Unsworth, BBC Director of News and Current Affairs and member of the PMA…


Ghana’s public broadcaster must find a ‘permanent’ funding solution

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation needs a more sustainable funding mechanism to…


STA

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

PMA joins 18 civil society and media organisations to sign joint statement…


Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Southeast Asia Media Landscape

Register now for our webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on media freedom,…


Afghanistan

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…


Microphone election

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 September 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Colourful ABC logo

ABC achieves record news audience

News audiences are surging to record levels across the ABC’s platforms as…


RTHK night

Six dark months: A timeline of RTHK’s decline

A new partnership with China’s state media has made it abundantly clear that…


SABC HQ South Africa

South Africa: PMA responds to SABC bill

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


Ecuador

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

A year after it was dismantled, public media is being considered again in…


RTV Slovenia

Slovenia: RTV SLO Director of TV fired

In a sign of the continued attacks on independent public media in Slovenia, the…


South Korea National Assembly

South Korea to vote on concerning “fake news” law

South Korea may soon join the growing ranks of countries whose governments are…


PSM Weekly | 18 – 24 August 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Afghanistan

Afghanistan: International community must work to ensure journalist safety

PMA calls on the international community to work to guarantee the safety of…


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PMA welcomes two new Board members

We warmly welcome Cilla Benkö and Odette Campbell as the newest members of the…


Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio joins the Public Media Alliance

We are proud to announce that Swedish Radio have become members of the Public…


SABC HQ South Africa

Media freedom concerns surround South Africa’s public broadcaster

The presence of military personnel at SABC premises causes concern for…


PSM Weekly | 11 – 17 August 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Pakistan regulator

New regulator could further restrict media freedom in Pakistan

While PMA welcomes comments that suggest support for media freedom, we are…


Turkish government continues to limit independent and foreign-funded media

Limits, fines, attacks, and incoming media legislation demonstrate Turkey's…


TVN24 Poland

Poland: Senate must reject media ownership bill

PMA calls on Poland’s Senate to reject the controversial media ownership bill,…


RNZ

The group guarding NZ’s media freedom

New Zealand is ranked eighth best nation in the world when it comes to the…


climate change

PSM and climate change: Covering the crisis

Public media must use their reach, scale and values to lead in covering the…


Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 4 – 10 August 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


US Capitol Building

Update: Funding approved for US public media

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that secures federal funding for…


RTVE

New RTVE board: Four months on

From funding proposals to consultations on its future, the Spanish public…


Germany ARD ZDF

Broadcast fee increase approved for German public media

PMA welcomes the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to allow a temporary…


PMA

PSM Weekly | 28 July – 3 August 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


TVN24 Poland

Poland: Anti-foreign media amendment inches closer as TVN24’s licence is suspended

With the suspension of TVN24’s licence and a draft media bill to ban…


RTHK

Hong Kong: Undermining of public media, independent journalism continues

The fallout from the closure of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily and further…


COVID

Australian public media expand COVID-19 language services

Australian public broadcasters ABC and SBS have expanded their services to make…


Manx Radio

Editorial independence of Manx Radio must be respected

Editorial independence is fundamental to trusted public media and underpins its…


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FRONTLINE: Collaborating on the Pegasus Project

"There are always uncertainties in investigative journalism, but in this case…


working from home

PSM Weekly | 21 – 27 July 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


US public media

PMA welcomes $565m funding recommendation for CPB

Approval could lead to a 27% jump in funding for US public media in 2024…


local

PSM Weekly | 14 – 20 July 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Pacific Media Network

Major media networks collaborate to develop talented Pacific journalists

The number and quality of Pacific journalists are expected to rise in a never…


Floods in Europe: PSM in times of emergency

As deadly floods ravage parts of Germany and Belgium, public broadcasters play…


SABC HQ South Africa

PMA condemns attacks on SABC journalists

The Public Media Alliance condemns attacks against SABC journalists and media…


RTV Slovenia

Independent public media under attack in Slovenia

The Public Media Alliance is seriously disturbed by the evidence of recent…


public media

PSM Weekly | 7 – 13 July 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


RTK Kosovo

Kosovo: Public broadcaster RTK’s board sacked

After months of scrutiny and accusations of corruption, all eight members of…


PBS

Public media addresses hate crimes against Asian-Americans

From news coverage and educational materials to documentary series, PBS…


Press Freedom

Threats to journalists growing across Europe

The brazen attack on a renowned Dutch journalist took place amid rising threats…


Accessibility

Protecting the prominence of public media

As media markets become more crowded and global streaming giants continue to…


Buenos Aires Argentina

Argentina: New law set to enhance gender equity in public media

A new media law to improve gender parity is expected to build upon existing…


EBC

Brazil: Public media privatisation accelerates as censorship grows

Reports of heightened censorship and persecution persist at EBC, even as the…


Global Task Force

Erklärung der Global Task Force zur Unterstützung der öffentlichen Medien Sloweniens

6. Juli 2021 - Die 'Global Task Force for public media' (GTF) ist äußert…


TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 30 June – 6 July 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Groupe de Travail Mondial

Déclaration du Groupe de travail mondial en soutien aux médias publics en Slovénie

6 juillet 2021 - Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics est…


Global Task Force

Global Task Force statement in support of public media in Slovenia

The Global Task Force for public media is deeply concerned by further evidence…


RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New public media entity not just about ‘smashing’ RNZ and TVNZ together

Work on a new public media entity continues at pace, but the head of the…


Slovenian government eroding media freedom as it takes over EU Presidency

A coalition of press freedom organisations and journalism groups warn in a new…


Camera PMA About

PSM Weekly | 23 – 29 June 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Germany ARD ZDF

Focus on PSM: Germany

From funding and political pressures to journalist safety, public media in…


Channel 4

What the public stand to lose if Channel 4 is privatised

The UK’s public media landscape has faced significant turbulence under the…


ZDF ARD

ARD and ZDF are expanding their media libraries into a common streaming network

Press Release: The ARD and ZDF are developing a joint streaming network of…


Hong Kong RTHK

Hong Kong: National security law takes its toll

With the deployment of the national security law, the standoff between…


Broadcast tower

PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 June 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


RTÉ

Irish Media Commission considers alternative funding for public media

The Future of Media Commission is considering moving away from the licence fee…


CBC Annual Public Meeting

INSIGHT | A year like no other at CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada's 2021 annual public meeting was held on 16 June. In this…


The challenges facing Nordic public media

Nordic countries might score highly in global press freedom rankings but there…


BBC

PMA condemns the harassment of BBC journalist at anti-lockdown protest in London

It is critical to democracy that journalists are free to do their jobs without…


journalists

PROJECT UPDATE | PMA partners with Asia Democracy Network for UNESCO – IPDC project

PMA partners with the Asia Democracy Network on the impacts of COVID-19 on…


conflict

Registration open for three-day conflict reporting workshop for journalists in South Asia

Registration is now open for our conflict reporting workshop for journalists…


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PSM Weekly | 9 – 15 June 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


PMA

PSM regulation: How public media can keep themselves in check

Internal regulatory mechanisms can be found within public media in Germany, the…


CBC/Radio-Canada

PMA welcomes CBC/Radio-Canada’s sustainability strategy

New five-year plan aims to transform Canadian public broadcaster’s…


Microphone election

PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 June 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Crisis for RTHK’s independence

Sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system signal a slow death for…


media freedom

Pakistan: Clampdown on media freedom continues

PMA is deeply concerned by the pressure faced by independent and public…


ABC HQ Sydney

What does diversity and inclusion mean for the ABC?

Effective public media should be accountable to the breadth of society. For the…


radio

Insight | New DRM project to help bridge educational gap

New project could extend reach of public broadcasters and their educational…


Camcorder

Media Freedom Coalition Statement on the Arrest of Roman Protasevich

Statement: The Media Freedom Coalition issues statement on the arrest of Roman…


PSM Weekly | 26 May – 1 June 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


NBC

NBC: Industrial strike ends

After more than a month of industrial action, employees have returned to work…


RTV Slovenia

Slovenia: Pressure builds for public media and press freedom

MFRR launches mission to Slovenia as public service media continues to face…


BBC

Dyson Report | The BBC’s independence must not be undermined because of historic failings

Like many other current and former BBC journalists I am still reeling from the…


PMA

PSM Weekly | 19 – 25 May 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


BBC HQ night

The Dyson Report on the BBC and Martin Bashir’s 1995 interview with Princess Diana

A report published by the BBC from an independent investigation reveals the…


Colourful ABC logo

Focus On ABC: Budget, press freedom and new Board members

From legal battles and funding issues to the press freedom inquiry, explore our…


NBC

Update: Strike continues at Namibian public broadcaster

NBC employees continue strike over claims of poor working conditions while…


Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 12 – 18 May 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Verbal attack on Croatia’s public broadcaster is the latest in a string of media freedom incidents

Croatia may have joined the Media Freedom Coalition but attempts to intimidate…


MBC Malawi

Hope for public service media in Malawi

The Public Media Alliance welcomes George Kasakula as the new Director General…


RTHK

New talk show effectively transforms RTHK into a mouthpiece of the state

The Public Media Alliance condemns the use of Hong Kong’s public broadcaster as…


Local

Supporting local news in North America

News deserts have continued to grow, leaving a number of communities without…


working from home

PSM Weekly | 5 May – 11 May 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


education

Public media, education and the digital divide during COVID-19

Public media organisations have stepped up to provide educational resources…


regulator

The importance of independent media regulators

Media regulation has a role to play in protecting media freedom. But that…


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PSM Weekly | 28 April – 4 May 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Press Freedom digital safety

Global Call Out: World Press Freedom Day 2021

“Information as a public good” might be the theme for this year’s WPFD, but…


public media

PSM Weekly | 21 – 27 April 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Hong Kong RTHK

Crisis facing independent journalism in Hong Kong escalates

Troubling times ahead for Hong Kong's independent media and public broadcaster…


NBC

Namibia: workers at public broadcaster go on strike

Employees at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) go on strike following…


PSM Weekly | 14 – 20 April 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


media freedom

Lifting sanctions on Tanzania’s media: a limited turning point?

New administration takes limited steps to lift sanctions on Tanzanian media,…


CPB

CPB Announces Distribution Plan for American Rescue Plan Act Funds

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announces distribution plan for…


SABC

SABC completes retrenchment process and transitions to new structure

SABC concluded its retrenchment process last month and started implementing its…


local

PSM Weekly | 7 – 13 April 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Global Task Force

Das Tschechische Fernsehen (Česká Televize) in Gefahr

Die ‘Global Task Force for public media’ (GTF) ist tief besorgt über die…


Global Task Force

The threat facing Czech TV (Česká Televize)

The Global Task Force for public media is gravely concerned by recent…


Groupe de Travail Mondial

La menace qui pèse sur l’avenir du diffuseur public tchèque (Česká Televize)

Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics est grandement préoccupé…


Czech Television

PMA condemns attempts to undermine the independence of Czech TV

The Public Media Alliance endorses statements by the Global Task Force for…


Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Stifling of independent and public media continues

There are troubling times ahead for independent media in Hong Kong, with…


EBC Brazil

Brazil: Privatisation of public media looms

Privatisation looms for Brazilian broadcaster EBC, which has been transformed…


TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 31 March – 6 April 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


RNZ

Group of experts to develop case for new public media entity in New Zealand

A Governance Group of eight media experts will explore viability of a new…


RTVE

RTVE: Questions of independence remain despite new board

RTVE has installed a new board after being in limbo for more than three years.…


Broadcast tower

PSM Weekly | 24 – 30 March 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


COVID Vaccination

Vaccine coverage: How – and why – public media should get it right

As countries around the world race to contain COVID-19, how should public media…


panelist Marwa Daher

Welcoming New Neighbours: How public media works for refugees and asylum seekers

Watch our special event as part of Refugee Week, exploring how public…


RTHK night

RTHK producer on trial amid wider concerns for public broadcaster

An RTHK producer has gone on trial for accessing car ownership details on…


Czech Television

Independence of Czech Television under threat

Changes to the public broadcaster’s supervisory body sparks concern about the…


media freedom

Media Freedom Symposium and Survey

Join the PMA and AIB in exploring ways to improve and better cover media…


Microphone election

PSM Weekly | 17 – 23 March 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


Refugee

Best of PSM: Public media and refugees

Public media must be representative and accessible to all. But how do they work…


Radiodays Asia

Talking COVID at Radiodays Asia

Register now for this year's virtual Radiodays Asia conference and join us for…


SBS Newsroom

PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 March 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…


NPR CPB funding

House of Representatives passes $175m relief legislation for public media

$175 million in COVID-19 related assistance has been greenlit for the nearly…


Big Ben UK

UK Government launches national action plan to protect journalists

The UK Government has published its first national action plan outlining its…


PMA

PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 March 2021

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from…