Why Public Media Matters: WPFC 2020

Catch up with our session ‘Why Public Media Matters’ from this year's virtual World Press Freedom Conference.

podcasts

Podcasts and public media: children’s content

In this edition of our podcast series, we explore the growth in public media podcasts for children and their role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How coronavirus might have changed TV viewing habits for good, and what that means for public service broadcasting

New research reveals how coronavirus is changing viewing habits in the UK and what impact this might have on the country's public broadcasters

BBC UK building

Over-75’s licence fee: Where the responsibility lies

A great deal of ‘anti-BBC’ flak is flying at the moment as the public broadcaster has announced that it will end the provision of free licences for most over-75’s on 1 August 2020. But we must be very clear about where the real blame lies for this decision.

COVID-19

COVID-19: Amplifying the threats to public media

From political interference to funding cuts, many independent public media organisations are facing both new and ongoing threats. Here we reflect on some of these challenges, many of which have been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis.

Remote working

Assistance and best practices for remote broadcasting during COVID-19

As many journalists adapt to working from home, what are the best practices for broadcasting away from the studio?

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Global Call Out: An Unprecedented Time

This week's PMA Global Call Out sees us all working in new ways. Many of us are now working from home in a world that quite suddenly feels very different. Yet the challenges facing media freedom continue.

Final panel

Looking back at 2019

Despite some highs, 2019 struck a new low for many public media organisations around the world. Explore some of the key PMA stories from 2019.

Manx Radio

Securing a future for public media in the Isle of Man

Following a year of upheaval and political wrangling, PMA member Manx Radio, has finally secured a package from government that will enable it to plan and build for the future.

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Public broadcasters and youth media literacy

Effective democracy relies on citizen’s access to trustworthy information. But it also requires citizens to be able to make critical decisions about the sources of that information and whether it is credible or accurate.