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PSM Weekly | 14 – 20 September 2022

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

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How ZDF is on the way to becoming a climate-neutral public media organisation

Discover German public broadcaster ZDF's key sustainability goals in this interview with ZDF’s…

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RTC FM adopts new systems, technologies for crisis management

Radio Turks & Caicos is developing a new weather reporting system for the region as part of its…

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PSM Weekly | 7 – 13 September 2022

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

CPB

CPB expands funding for innovative Urban Alternative format

CPB is expanding its funding of Urban Alternative radio and opened applications for other public…

Swedish elections

Swedish Radio covers 310 local elections across the country

With Swedish elections taking place on 11 September, how will public broadcaster Swedish Radio…

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PSM Weekly | 31 August – 6 September 2022

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

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Celebrate 100 years of public service media with us!

PMA will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of public service media on 18 October 2022, and we…

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PSM Weekly | 24 – 30 August 2022

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

PMA highlights: CBU’s 53rd Annual General Assembly in Tobago

The Public Media Alliance recently attended the CBU's 53rd Annual General Assembly. Here are the…

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PSM Unpacked | PMA members discuss emergency broadcasting

Staff of PMA members joined PSM Unpacked, an online roundtable session, to discuss the vital role…

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The importance of Smart TV for SRG SSR

Switzerland’s public broadcaster, SRG SSR is enhancing its own streaming offer and looking at ways…

Public media expands reach and services for the Pacific

Public media organisations are increasing their investments and collaborations in the Pacific, and…

Bogota

Focus On PSM: RTVC – Colombia’s Public Media System

RTVC Colombia now stands at a crossroads, with the country’s new president bringing new leadership…

RTHK

RTHK’s new head signals broadcaster’s continued decline

The appointment of a senior civil servant to head RTHK shows the revolving door between government…

(From left to right) Tim Watkin, Andrew Davies, and Arif Noorani speaking at Radiodays Europe in May 2022.

Podcast Collaborations: The positives, the pitfalls, and the public interest

Top podcast executives discuss the benefits and complications of collaborations, and how they can…

PMA's CEO, Kristian Porter, giving a keynote address

Kristian Porter: Speech on media literacy, mis- and disinformation

PMA's CEO called for a multi-stakeholder, collaborative effort to combat mis- and disinformation…

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PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 August 2022

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

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Public media organisations providing mental health services for staff

More public media organisations are offering mental health services and support for employees to…

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Germany: Trust, accountability & transparency are critical for public media

An investigation into Berlin's public broadcaster after the head and chair resigned is critical to…

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan media regulator revokes private TV channel licence

The popular private news broadcaster, ARY News, could face “permanent closure” after its operating…

Join us in celebrating World News Day 2022

The Public Media Alliance will celebrate World News Day 2022 on September 28 and we're inviting our…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 August 2022

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

BBC

UN raises ‘grave concern’ with Iran over harassment of BBC News Persian staff

The communication was sent by four UN specialist experts, who work on arbitrary detention, freedom…

Diversity

PMA marks International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we have highlighted some of the recent…

Headshots of the successful recipients of this year's Global Grants.

Meet our 2022 Global Grantees!

From learning how digitalisation can improve sports coverage to a transnational collaboration…

PMA: Solomon Islands government must respect broadcaster’s independence

The government has ordered Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation to self-censor and only cover…

Protesters against REM in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia: TV licences awarded to ‘pro-government’ stations

Accusations of political interference have been raised in Serbia after regulatory body grants…

Microphone election

PSM Weekly | 27 July – 2 August 2022

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

SBS

SBS visualises a changing Australia

SBS launched the multilingual Australian Census Explorer last month to enable Australians to better…

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VAT funding for French public media approved

The National Assembly approved the first reading of the bill which would end the licence fee and…

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“A vital tool”: Why RNZ turned to shortwave after the Tongan volcanic eruption

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano exploded earlier this year, RNZ Pacific reverted to…

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PSM Weekly | 20 – 26 July 2022

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

Caribbean disinformation workshop sees successful conclusion

Our two-day virtual disinformation and media literacy workshop for Caribbean media workers has…

Latvijas Radio

Latvia: Public media entered into content sharing agreement with private media

The government of Latvia recently signed a content-sharing agreement between public and commercial…

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Sri Lanka protests: Journalists must be protected

Authorities must investigate after multiple journalists have been attacked and assaulted during…

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Report: Making Big Tech Pay for the News They Use

New research assesses how policy makers and legislators are looking to rebalance the power dynamic…

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PSM Weekly | 13 – 19 July 2022

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

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BBC funding: household levy put forward

The UK’s House of Lords has suggested replacing the licence fee with a household levy which would…

From our Winter studio show, with the anchor Yvette Hermundstad together with expert commentators. Credit: SVT Sport

SVT Sport: A world leader in equal sports coverage

SVT has pioneered award-winning coverage of women’s sport and is aiming to become one of the first…

BBC

BBC sets out plans for new TV news channel to launch in 2023

The public broadcaster's planned new TV news channel forms part of its digital-first plan announced…

RTÉ

Ireland to maintain and reform licence fee system

Ireland’s long-awaited Future of Media Commission report sets out recommendations to sustain and…

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PSM Weekly | 6 – 12 July 2022

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

Turkish court blocks access to international broadcasters’ online services

PMA calls on Turkey’s media regulator to lift the ban on the online Turkish-language news services…

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South Africa: digital migration indefinitely delayed

South Africa's digital migration has been delayed once more, this time with no set implementation…

Strikes for public media workers across Europe

Strikes at a number of European public media organisations reflect a worrying reality: European…

Riots in Lithuania

How can public media heal divisions in society?

These days, challenges – one after another – leave deep prints and divisions in society. Lithuania…

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PSM Weekly | 29 June – 5 July 2022

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

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RFI Afrique: Using WhatsApp to disseminate news across the continent

RFI Afrique’s innovative use of WhatsApp has been found to reach audiences across the continent,…

RNZ

RNZ CEO: new public media entity is “a bold and unique step”

The CEO of Radio New Zealand explains how the new public media entity presents an outstanding…

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ABC celebrates 90 years

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is marking its 90th anniversary. What’s it doing to…

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PMA joins call for Czech EU presidency to champion media freedom

The Public Media Alliance signs letter to the Czech Prime Minister alongside 17 other media freedom…

European Commission

Joint statement on the European Media Freedom Act

The Public Media Alliance signs statement on the European Media Freedom Act alongside 17 other…

Maria Ressa Rappler

Statement: Reverse the decision to shut down Rappler

The independent outlet announced their certificate of incorporation had been revoked by the…

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More details announced for New Zealand’s new public media entity

The new entity will be called ‘Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media’, and it could launch on 1 March…

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PSM Weekly | 22 – 28 June 2022

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

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PSM Unpacked | Public media: A lifeline during emergencies

PMA members: Join us for our next virtual roundtable forum on the vital role of public media during…

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes landmark CRTC decision

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomed the announcement by CRTC regarding its new five-year licences, which will…

Germany ARD ZDF

Germany: Federal states reach agreement on public media reform

After years of negotiations, Germany's federal states have finally agreed on the direction for…

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PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 June 2022

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

Micha interviews the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk at RTBF as part of an important working visit to Belgium.

RTBF supports Ukrainian refugees in Belgium

RTBF has helped expanded its offerings to support Ukrainian refugees arriving in the country since…

Ita Buttrose ABC

ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, calls for press freedom reforms

The ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, has called for stronger press freedoms in Australia and greater…

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Hong Kong: trust in broadcaster RTHK falls

A new study shows trust in RTHK has dropped over the past two years, while independent media faces…

The Kremlin, Moscow

PMA condemns Russia’s ban on UK public media journalists

The latest action taken by Russian officials – which includes banning some UK public media workers…

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PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 June 2022

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

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Call-out: Journalists in Exile

Does your newsroom have any opportunities – funding, training, fellowship, employment, or other –…

National Parliament Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Proposed regulations leave press freedom in peril

There are fears proposed legislation exerting strict controls over online posts would present…

Radiodays Asia 2022

Radiodays Asia 2022

PMA members are eligible for exclusive discounts on tickets for this year's Radiodays Asia event in…

CBU AGA

Register now for the CBU 53rd Annual General Assembly!

PMA members can now register for the Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s (CBU) AGA! The event will take…

Czech Television

Focus On: The future of the Czech Republic’s public media

Big changes are coming to public media in the Czech Republic, from significant budget cuts to…

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PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 June 2022

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

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Registration open for two-day media literacy workshop for Caribbean journalists

Registration is now open for Caribbean journalists to apply to our two-day virtual workshop on…

BBC Young Reporter India.

Collaborative media literacy programme takes off in India

BBC Young Reporter India taught more than 8,000 school students about critical thinking,…