World Press Freedom Day 2020

World Press Freedom Day 2020

While the role of public media has never been so important, COVID-19 is taking its toll on press freedom around the world.

Future Tense podcast, ABC Radio National

LISTEN | The ongoing fight to save public broadcasting

The Public Media Alliance discuss the importance of public media as well as the threats that public broadcasting faces worldwide on ABC Radio National's 'Future Tense'.

Cilla Benkö Sveriges Radio

Insight | An essential and important role in difficult times

The demand for the latest correct information about corona is high among the public. Cilla Benkö, CEO of Sveriges Radio writes about the continued work to reach listeners with often vital content at the company that must not be silenced.

CBC

Insight | An update on local services and all the ways to access COVID-19 information on CBC News

Everything from a new email destination for your questions to a dedicated page tracking coronavirus cases.

RNZ Paul Thompson

In the tough world of media disruption, public media must shape their own destiny

PMA President and RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, calls on public service media organisations to be bold and ingenious to ensure their ongoing relevance in the world of media disruption.

Al Jazeera

Insight | Facebook “state controlled” labels could ensnare public broadcasters

Facebook for more than a month now has been quietly examining media organizations to determine whether to affix a label of “state control” to their Facebook pages, an initiative the platform first announced in late October.

Cilla Benkö Sveriges Radio

Swedish Radio’s Director-General Cilla Benkö: Punishment for crimes against journalists must be harsher

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on November 2 brings to the public’s attention crimes against journalists all over the world.

Devastation caused by Dorian

Hurricane Dorian: Its catastrophic destruction in Abaco & Grand Bahama

"We have never experienced such devastation as we did in Hurricane Dorian; it was awesome and awful!" ZNS General Manager, Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, writes about the impact of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas and its national broadcasting station.

Journalism is not a crime. ABC

Under Pressure: Why Public Media Matters

Read about our session at the Global Conference for Media Freedom on the pressures facing public media worldwide and why now, more than ever, we must fight for its future.

final panel

PMA rounds up the Global Conference for Media Freedom

"Together we must support the vulnerable, assist each other through challenging times, as nations as well as agencies. We must never forget that to be proactive is far, far better than having to be reactive"