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 new legal action is seeking to delay the move even further.

Fake news misinformation

New Project: Thwarting disinformation in the Caribbean

Our next project — set to improve the capacity of Caribbean media workers to promote media literacy and thwart disinformation — is here!

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 future of Pakistan’s oppressed media landscape?

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 held to account, and journalists are guaranteed greater safety.

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 forces in an innovative new radio project to produce hour-long programmes of conversations between their communities.

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 4 – 10 May 2022

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

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 strengthen the independence of public broadcasters ahead of its EU presidency.

BBC

New study reveals how audiences undervalue the BBC

A new report provides evidence of how British audiences underestimate the value they get from the UK’s largest public service media organisation and the licence fee.

SBS

SBS: Making elections accessible

SBS has arranged partnerships with ABC and commercial news outlets to simulcast election debates in a host of different languages.

citizen participation

#WPFD2022: Public media leaders speak up for press freedom

The heads of some of the world’s largest public service media organisations highlighted how press freedom cannot be taken for granted.