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. 

Why Public Media Matters: Report from the Global Conference for Media Freedom

Dr Caitriona Noonan explores the value of an independent publicly-funded media, the threats it faces in today’s commercial and political climate, and suggested interventions to ensure its sustainability. 

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BBC announces change to free licences for over-75s

The BBC announced that it will fund means-tested licence fees for some older people following government decision to stop the provision of free licences.

Insight | Countering Disinformation and Hate Speech in South East Asia

Following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, development communications expert Paul Risley explores what is meant by hate speech and how best to identify and counter it.

Old is New Again: Public Service Media Rebuilding Trust

Public service media, in its different reiterations, is needed more than ever to support and defend democracy. This was the powerful message of PMA's 2018 Global Conference in Jamaica.

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Trump’s push to defund and defunct the CPB

Trump’s proposed 2019 budget cuts would drastically impact rural public media outlets, threatening their knowledge of foreign and domestic politics

In defence of the public editor

In the wake of ESPN and others dumping their internal ombudsmen, Chris Elliott argues that ombudsmen can play a vital role in building trust with audiences and therefore securing the future of journalism. Their existence is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Public media and the global decline of media freedom

With media freedom in decline worldwide, what has the impact been on public service media to fulfil its mandate?

Disaster and climate change reporting: Discovering new pathways in the Caribbean

What are the main challenges faced by journalists when it comes to reporting on natural hazards and climate change, and how can coverage be improved?