Discover  leadership changes in public media institutions around the world – August 2016-August 2017

New Director General for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

May 2017

Michael Maratheftis, Director General of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. Image: Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.

Congratulations to Michael Maratheftis, the newly appointed Director General of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.

Michael Maratheftis was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1974.  After completing his secondary education in Italy and his military service in Cyprus,  he continued his education in England.  Holds a BA degree in Banking and Accounting from Wales University and a Master’s Degree in Management from Westminster University.

He has worked for several years in management positions at Louis Group of Companies and RCB Bank.

He was a member of the Board of Governors of CYMERA and at present he is a member of the Board of Governors of the Cyprus Theatrical Organisation.

The Public Media Alliance looks forward to developing a strong relationship with Mr. Maratheftis in the years ahead and continuing our longstanding partnership with the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.

New Chairperson and President for Public Service Television (PTS), Taiwan

December 2016

The Public Media Alliance warmly welcomes Ms. Yu-Chiou Then as the new Chairperson of PTS and Ms. Wen-Chien Tsao as President. 

We thoroughly look forward to working with them in their new roles. For more information, follow the link below.


New Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)

November 2016

Dr. Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow has succeeded Albert Don Chebe as Director-General of GBC , whose tenure expired in May.

With two decades of broadcast experience as both a broadcasting practitioner and scholar, the new DG is said to have intimate knowledge of the editorial and operational workings of global public broadcasting.

As part of this experience Dr. Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow has been involved in the production and direction of many television programmes across a number of genres as well as being involved in a number of international projects to do with broadcasting best practices.

He is a member of the INPUT forum for which he has led a number of sessions.

According to Ghana Business News Kwame’s scholarly interests include “newsroom journalistic practices, the political economy of public broadcasting in Africa, communication policy, and the politics of visual representations”.

We look forward to working with GBC’s new Director-General in the years ahead.

New General Manager at the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

4 August 2016

After two years at the top, Acting-GM Rob London will stand down to return to his position as Deputy General Manager of CBC

Starting from 8 September, London will be replaced by Doug Hoyte, an Emmy Award winning journalist and former CBC TV anchor.

We wish the new GM every success in his new post.

John Momoh appointed Chairman of BON

4 August 2016

John Momoh

PMA congratulates John Momoh, Chairman of Channels Media Group on his appointment as Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).

The appointment comes after a successful election bid at BON’s annual delegate conference in Abuja.

Established in 1973, BON is Nigeria’s umbrella union of public and private broadcasters from across the analogue and digital spectrums. It’s vision is to “future-proof” the radio and television environment to ensure that it serves its audience and contributes to the “development of society”. It has over 100 members, with 250 radio and television stations.

After a revered career as a broadcast journalist and CEO of the independent and award winning Channels TV (a PMA member), John Momoh is well positioned to take on this new role.

In his acceptance speech Momah described how BON has a long way to go in terms of addressing matters that directly affect its membership, and that he will encourage greater collaboration to “tackle [the] common challenges” that broadcasters face.

“The leadership I offer, which you have endorsed by your votes today, is determined to address these and influence a new thinking, a new respect and a new vision for us all as professional broadcasters”, he said.

He also spoke of giving hope to future generations of broadcasters: “Collectively, we shall begin a rapid development of the broadcast industry in Nigeria while embracing cutting edge technologies to match our counterparts around the globe”.

His first tasks, however, are to reenforce support of broadcasters in the digital age, advocate broadcasting issues to governments and regulators, inspire innovation so that broadcasters can develop new services, and continue training broadcast personnel.

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