Priority to provide public service on TikTok

Providing trusted news and information on TikTok has become a bigger priority for some public media organisations to help combat growing disinformation on the platform.

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PSM Weekly | 25 – 31 January 2023

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovakia: Licence fee faces possible abolition

Slovak public broadcaster RTVS’s licence fee structure faces axing, with plans to suspend the funding model from July 2023 up in the air.

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

NZ: New public media in doubt

There are fears that the creation of a new public media entity is in doubt after the resignation of Jacinda Ardern.

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We need a more humanitarian journalism

A new book argues for a more humanitarian journalism, caring less about how 'newsworthy' a crisis is and more about the scale of suffering.

Leinster House, seat of Irish government

Ireland: RTÉ promised funding reform

The government has promised to reform RTÉ’s "broken" funding model by September 2024 but has previously rejected funding through taxation.

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PSM Weekly | 18 – 24 January 2023

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.

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SABC indigenous language news channel to be launched

SABC plans to improve news provision with the launch of a 24-hour news channel in all of South Africa's indigenous languages.

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BBC Chairman on the role of the World Service

BBC Chairman examines the continuing role of the BBC World Service in providing impartial and trustworthy news to global audiences. 

Canada: Trust, Democracy and the Public Broadcaster

CBC/Radio-Canada's President reflects on how they strive to retain through three factors: ability, affinity and authenticity.