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.

fake news media literacy

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. 

BBC head office London licence fee

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