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PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 September 2020

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

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PMA condemns oppression of journalists and media freedom in Belarus

The Public Media Alliance vehemently condemns the ongoing oppression of journalists and media freedom in Belarus following the disputed election of President Lukashenko.

RNZ

RNZ to Expand Local Democracy Reporting Programme

Press Release | Radio New Zealand (RNZ) is seeking applications from New Zealand media organisations who are keen to join the Local Democracy Reporting (LDR) programme.

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Insight | SABC has cut its losses and is ahead on a turnaround plan

Work over the past nine months has laid a foundation to serve the public interest for the next 84 years, and even beyond

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PSM Weekly | 19 – 25 August 2020

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

TVP Poland

Focus on PSM | Poland

Poland’s public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) continues to face heavy criticism following the 2020 presidential election while the country’s government looks to restrict foreign media ownership.

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Tanzania: Regulator poses tighter restrictions on media

There are serious concerns that new press regulations pose a signification threat to media pluralism and freedom of expression in Tanzania.

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Fury in Tonga at new limits imposed on media

Journalists in Tonga are angry at new regulations they say clamp down on media freedom.

Sri Lanka

Will a new government in Sri Lanka herald further improvements in media freedom?

Sri Lanka's new government and Media Minister must live up to their recent statement on media restrictions by supporting an open and free media that can hold those in power to account.

ABS-CBN

Press freedom and independent media remain under threat in the Philippines

Ongoing charges against Maria Ressa and Rappler, the shutdown of ABS-CBN and a draconian Anti-Terror law all drastically diminish press freedom and democracy in the Philippines.