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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?

NPR CPB funding

Focus on PSM | USA

From funding adjustments to new streaming platforms, what’s new in the world of American public media? Read our latest round up.

Haiti

Focus on PSM | Haiti

Despite a pluralistic media environment and recent gains for improved media freedom, Haiti struggles with a lack of secure independent media outlets and protections for journalists. Here we explore the country's provisions for effective public interest journalism. 

The dismantling of Brazil’s public media

In recent years, public media in Brazil has experienced a slow and tragic death and now faces complete dismantling.

Bogota

Focus on PSM | Colombia

Earlier this month Colombia celebrated the 65th anniversary of its first broadcast in 1954. Yet despite gains towards an effective public media system, significant challenges remain.  

ABC HQ Sydney

Focus on PSM | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

From leadership changes to enquiries into political interference and efficiency, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has faced a number of challenges in recent months.