ABC's Brisbane offices

ABC to cut programming, services and jobs

The Australian public broadcaster will be revealing plans to cut programming and services, with approximately 250 jobs being lost in the process.

Covid-19

The impact of COVID-19 on local news in the Caribbean region

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on journalism around the world. But while much has been said about its impact in Europe and North America, what has its impact been on news outlets across the Caribbean region?

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PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 June 2020

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.

protest

Staying Safe: Tools and resources for reporting on protests

It is vital that journalists are free to safely report on protests. But amidst the challenges of reporting protests during a global pandemic, there has been a spike in the number of attacks on reporters and media workers by police and security forces.

Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio’s Director-General Cilla Benkö: Attacks on journalists in the US show that words can be dangerous

While demonstrations against police violence and racism are sweeping the US, there have been alarming reports of journalists being violently attacked by both police and demonstrators. The ground for these attacks has been laid by frenzied rhetoric, with the media time after time identified as the enemy.

BBC Director General

Tim Davie appointed as new BBC Director-General

The BBC Board has appointed BBC Studios Executive Officer, Tim Davie, as the 17th Director-General of the BBC. Tim will take over from Tony Hall on 1 September.

USA protests

The Public Media Alliance condemns attacks on journalists and media workers during protests in the USA

As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the United States, journalists are facing an unprecedented number of threats, physical attacks and even arrests by authorities for doing their jobs. It is essential that journalists are allowed to cover these events unimpeded.

Radio Trojka

Censorship in Polish public radio sparks debate about media freedom

A debate about media freedom and the role of public media has been sparked in Poland after a public radio station removed a chart-topping anti-government song from its website. 

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PSM Weekly | 27 May – 2 June 2020

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.

ABS-CBN

Independent journalism and access to information threatened in the Philippines with the closure of ABS-CBN

Advocates of free press and expression call on the Philippines government to respect the public's right to know and denounce the stifling of ABS-CBN, one of the largest media groups in the country.