SABC

SABC asks government for a budget review

South Africa’s public broadcaster has called on the government to review its budget as COVID-19 takes its toll on advertising revenues and acquisitions.  

Ghana

Focus on PSM | Ghana

As the government looks set to reform aspects of Ghana’s media landscape, we take a look at the key issues impacting media freedom and the country’s public broadcaster.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Focus on PSM | Argentina

South America is not known for its well-established and well-funded public service media institutions. However, Argentina seems to be making strides towards a more resilient PSM system.

France Télévisions' building

Focus on PSM | France

Public media services in France face a number of drastic changes in 2020, including budget cuts and plans to merge multiple organisations.

NHK

Focus On PSM | NHK

Japan’s public broadcaster faced a number of challenges in recent months, from the introduction of simultaneous streaming to governance and independence concerns.

Fake news misinformation

The rise of “fake news” laws across South East Asia

Serious concern as recently enacted “fake news” laws threaten media freedom across South East Asia.

City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Focus on PSM | Pakistan

Initial hopes for improvements to media freedom in Pakistan, under the leadership of Imran Khan, appear to have receded. In recent months the country’s media landscape has been faced with numerous changes and challenges.

BBC HQ night

Focus on PSM | The challenges facing the BBC

Concerns over transparency, relevance, governance and its funding model are just some of the issues that the public broadcaster has been grappling with.

RTVE Spain

Uncertainty continues for RTVE

Ongoing disagreement over working hours and wages, a long-awaited public tender and centralisation concerns continue to burden Spain’s national public broadcaster.

SABC HQ

Focus on PSM | SABC

With an ongoing debt crisis, an investigation into state capture and resignation threats, have things gone from bad to worse for South Africa’s public broadcaster?