How CBC/Radio-Canada is addressing declining trust

With indicators suggesting declining public trust in CBC/Radio-Canada, how is the broadcaster…

SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

Regional PMA workshop on Responsible AI and Public Media

PMA is proud to launch a new workshop on Responsible AI for broadcasters across Southern Africa in…

PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 May 2024

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

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How News 1st uses its journalism to help protect the environment

Despite efforts to restrict the media, News 1st's Zulfick Farzan says they remain "committed to…

PBI 2024

PMA will be in Ottawa, Canada for PBI 2024, which this year is being hosted by CBC/Radio-Canada on…

SVT SR

Proposals for Swedish public media raise concerns about future support

A lack of political consensus over new proposals for Sweden's public media has been described as…

tech background digital safety

New partnership to research responsible AI in international public media

PMA is delighted to announce a new partnership to research the responsible use of AI by…

France Télévisions

Merger put forward for French public media

France's public media organisations face a merge planned by the government for 2026. The project…

Accessibility

PSM Unpacked | Prominence

Our global member organisations recently joined us for a PSM Unpacked roundtable to discuss…

Aerial view of Parliament of Georgia

PMA signs letter calling on Georgian PM to withdraw harmful media bill

PMA has joined 19 other civil society organisations to call on the Georgian PM to withdraw the Bill…

PSM Weekly | 8-14 May 2024

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

SABC HQ South Africa

SABC Editor-in-Chief under scrutiny before major election

SABC’s Head of News was called for a security check involving a polygraph test, as South Africa…

Radiodays Asia 2024

PMA is once again partnering with Radiodays Asia 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, and offering exclusive…

Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar

Al Jazeera taken off air in Israel

The move to shut down Al Jazeera television operations in Israel widely criticised as a further…

Public Spaces Incubator unveils innovative concepts for better online public conversations

The Public Spaces Incubator considers how public broadcasters can stimulate informed public debate…

ZDF building with banners.

ZDF and ARD start open source initiative for shared streaming network

ZDF and ARD start a collaboration on one technical platform for everyone – efficient, oriented to…

PSM Weekly | 1-7 May 2024 | WPFD Special

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

WPFD: “High quality environmental journalism needs all our support”

The Director of One World Media on the urgent need for supporting and investing in environmental…

Press Freedom

WPFD: Public media and press freedom in 2024

Elections, climate crisis and conflict - 2024 is a litmus test for press freedom and public service…

WPFD: News 5 Belize: Journalism’s vital role in tackling the climate crisis

On World Press Freedom Day, News5 Belize is more than ever advocating for press freedom and the…

WPFD: Public service media and the environmental crisis

We speak to leading public service media about how they’re facing up to the environmental crisis,…

WPFD: NBC Namibia: Sport coverage and protecting the environment

The head of sport at NBC Namibia, Sackie Shikufa, shares how the sports department is confronting…

BBC News World Service Logo

BBC World Service reveals for the first time that 310 of its journalists are working in exile

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the BBC is announcing for the first time that over 300 World…

PBS Headquarters.

CPB and PBS Partner Extend Impact of Early Childhood Education Resources and Content

CPB and PBS today announced partnerships with 14 public media stations for the Ready To…

Applications open for media literacy bootcamp for Caribbean media workers

Media practitioners from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago can now apply for our…

PSM Weekly | 24 – 30 April 2024

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

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Developing a library of media literacy resources for Caribbean educators and journalists

Behind the scenes: In this Insight report, we explore how PMA is developing a digital library of…

Information must not become a class issue

Swedish Radio leadership have emphasised the necessity of equitable information access following a…

Global Task Force

Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics condamne la destruction de la tour de télévision de Kharkiv, en Ukraine

La destruction d’une tour de télévision par ce qu’on soupçonne être une frappe aérienne russe à…

Global Task Force

Global Task Force for public media condemns destruction of TV tower in Kharkiv, Ukraine

The destruction of a TV tower by a suspected Russian missile strike in Kharkiv is an attempt to…

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovak government pushes ahead with move to replace RTVS, dealing fresh blow to media freedom

The plans fuel media capture concerns and present a real threat to independent public service media…

Italian public broadcaster accused of bias ahead of elections

Rai journalists strike calling for independent PSM as government is accused of turning Rai into a…

Avani Dias ABC

ABC journalist’s troubles in India spotlight erosion of media freedoms

ABC journalist leaves India after saying she was effectively pushed out over visa issues. The case…

Liliane Landor BBC

PMA board member Liliane Landor resigns

Liliane Landor will step down from the board of the Public Media Alliance in July, in line with her…

PSM Weekly | 17 – 23 April 2024

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

CBC

How CBC News safeguards its independence

CBC's journalism is defined by accuracy, fairness, balance and integrity

European Commission

EMFA comes at a critical time for public media

The European Media Freedom Act - designed to better protect journalists and media - is certainly a…

Mental health for media professionals must be prioritised

Our recent workshop discussion, held at this year’s Radiodays Europe, found an urgent need for…

PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 April 2024

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

After 6 Year Hiatus, PTS Taiwan Holds 11th Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival

The 11th edition of TICFF in 2024 marked the festival’s 20th anniversary and inaugurated the launch…

PSM Weekly | 3-9 April 2024

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

Global Grantees

Meet the 2024 Grantees

Discover the stories of our 2024 cohort of nine Global Grantees as they share their reactions to…

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Do bargaining codes have a future?

With Facebook shutting down its news tab, what does that mean for laws that are trying to persuade…

PMA

Crumbling advertising market piles on the pressure

A crumbling advertising market has added to uncertainty for many media, with dwindling revenue and…

VRT NWS is launching a fact-check marathon in the run-up to elections

With the approaching parliamentary and EU elections, the VRT NWS will fact-check political…

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SVT is nothing if we are not seen

The head of strategy at SVT writes on the importance of prominence for public service media content…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 27 March – 2 April 2024

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

SABC HQ South Africa

Bill delayed as SABC threatened with strike

The Parliament has put the SABC Bill on hold for lack of time to process it before the upcoming…

A journalist and a cameraperson wearing protective gear stand in a field.

“Your credibility is on the line”: MFC urged to take action to protect journalists in Gaza

Read the collective call for action as PMA and 41 other organisations urge the Media Freedom…

NewsFirst joins the Public Media Alliance

The Public Media Alliance warmly welcomes Sri Lanka's foremost news organisation, NewsFirst, into…

ZDF Berlin

ZDF statement on the Future Council

ZDF expressly welcomes the fact that the Future Council is taking a positive approach to public…

BBC

BBC to meet future challenges with rigorous focus on three essential roles

In a major speech on the future of the BBC, Tim Davie said the broadcaster has a central role in…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 13-26 March

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

CPB

CPB Statement on Congress’ Passage of Funding for Public Media

CPB CEO highlights the importance of public media in statement after new bill on funding for…

Groupe de Travail Mondial

Les PDG membres du Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics se rencontrent pour faire le point sur l’état de la radiodiffusion publique à l’échelle mondiale

Les dirigeants membres du Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics ont tenu une rencontre…

Global Task Force

Global Task Force for public media CEOs meet to discuss state of public broadcasting worldwide

Leaders of the Global Task Force for public media held a virtual meeting on March 20 to discuss a…

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovak government urged to abandon new public media law

The govt’s new proposal on RTVS Act caused serious concern amongst Slovaks and media freedom groups…

Accessibility

PSM Unpacked | Prominence

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: In this online roundtable event, we will examine how PSM can restore their…

“P3 is a radio station for kids, right?”

P3 is a station for music lovers who also want to keep up to date with popular culture and current…

BBC Persian

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Iran reports on the threats faced by BBC News Persian journalists and their family members

UN report raises concern that Iranian authorities harassed, threatened and intimidated journalists…

A slab of granite with the RTÉ sign engraved.

New leadership for RTÉ as licence fee evasion increases

As the new RTÉ Chair was appointed, it was announced that TV licence fee losses since last year’s…

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

TVNZ: The news funding model is broken – but this would fix it

Newshub shutting down and cuts at TVNZ show that New Zealand needs a new funding model for its…

European Commission

Coalition calls for effective implementation of EMFA

PMA has joined other CSOs in urging all stakeholders to work together for EMFA's full and effective…

Press and cameras

PSM Weekly | 5 – 12 March 2024

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

Nils Horner in a red shirt stands in a crowd.

10 years on from his murder, Nils Horner still deserves justice

In the decade since the death of Nils Horner, the world has become more dangerous for journalists,…

BBC website Image

New technology to show why images and video are genuine launches on BBC News

'Content credentials' – a new piece of technology – will show how BBC journalists have verified…

Facebook on smartphone

Australia & NZ confront big tech as media crisis grows

Both Australia and New Zealand are looking to take action against tech platforms to make them pay…

Buenos Aires Argentina

Fears for future of public media in Argentina after Télam shuttered

Journalists and press unions went a strike on 5 March in protest against the decision to close down…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 28 February – 5 March 2024

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

Protests against Rai following festival broadcast

Protests against Rai erupted after the broadcaster distanced itself from comments about Israel and…

conflict

News leaders express solidarity with journalists in Gaza

News editors and chiefs from over thirty media organisations have signed an open letter calling for…

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovakia: RTVS and media freedom under scrutiny

A climate of insecurity is lingering, as budget cuts and plans to dissolve RTVS into two entities…

Germany ARD ZDF

ZDF & ARD: Recommended funding increase “challenging”

The KEF’s recommendation to raise the Germany's public media funding by 58 cents per month has been…

Three men stand in front of a screen with the VRT, PMA, and RTBF logos on it.

RTBF and VRT join the Public Media Alliance

The Belgian public broadcasters, VRT and RTBF, are joining our growing alliance of public service…

EBC

PSM Weekly | 21 – 27 February 2024

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

Polski Radio flags on a flagpole.

Public media in Poland struggles for a reset

All public radio stations have now been liquidated, while TVP has been accused of political bias,…

TBC studios

ABC and Tonga Broadcasting Commission cement relationship with MOU

The ABC and the Tonga Broadcasting Commission have exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding,…

New Zealand: Media vs big tech struggle

New Zealand media bosses warned MPs this week journalism is in jeopardy if they don't back a Bill…

Image of hills with radio towers on top.

Resignations and discord lead to turmoil at RTVC

The departure of a deputy radio manager at RTVC has sent shocks throughout Colombia's media…

radio

PSM Weekly | 14 – 20 February 2024

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

New wave of criticism for proposed Papua New Guinea media law

Critics say a proposed media law would give the Papua New Guinea government unfettered power over…

SABC

SABC rocked by internal scandal; bill continues to face pressure

A scandal over an undisclosed profit-sharing agreement has seen three senior SABC executives…

Blank screen on a car dashboard.

Radio across Europe joining forces to fight for rightful place in the car

Radio across Europe is joining forces to fight for its rightful place in the car, and Sweden's…

Aerial view of Česká televize.

Czech TV launches a new image campaign

Czech TV's new campaign showcases viewer-chosen favourites and the diverse range of programming…

Logo of PBS Kids in a blue circle

PBS Kids launches civics content initiative in 2024

PBS is rolling out civics-themed kids content, to encourage viewers to get involved and learn about…

PSM Weekly | 7 – 13 February 2024

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

Radio, the Trusted Guide in a Changing World

PMA has signed a joint statement on the right to access, receive and impart information and ideas…

Manx Radio

World Radio Day: a century of informing, educating & entertaining

World Radio Day celebrates the enduring power of radio to amplify diverse voices, foster dialogue,…

Public service media and its obligations to Indigenous Peoples

In a new episode of Media Uncovered we explore how public media do and should represent, reflect,…

GBC inaugurates political broadcast, monitoring and complaints committee

To ensure all political parties receive equitable coverage, GBC has inaugurated a committee to…

Channel 4

Pivot to digital amid job losses

The UK’s Channel 4 and Swedish Radio have both announced job cuts while also stressing that digital…

Woman's hand holding a phone with the WhatsApp Channels feature open.

WhatsApp, a new channel for broadcasters?

More and more broadcasters are joining the trend of WhatsApp info channels, some to inform, others…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 31 January – 6 Feburary 2024

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

CBC/Radio-Canada launches National Indigenous Strategy

CBC/Radio-Canada will also commission a study to better understand its reflection and…

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka passes controversial law to regulate online content

Sri Lankan lawmakers have passed a bill to regulate online content that media freedom activists…

Woman writes on a notepad as she receives a virtual lesson from a man on a computer.

TVO launches free learning resources

For the International Day of Education, TVO is launching a free online hub to share learning…

TV Tower in Sarajevo

BHRT warns it’s on the brink of collapse

BiH might become the only European country without a public broadcaster, as BHRT reported…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 24 – 30 January 2024

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

Side of a truck with RTV SLO branding.

Trust at RTV SLO: “It is easier to ruin than rebuild”

After RTV SLO went through challenges and reforms, how is the broadcaster encouraging and restoring…

SRG SSR building

Change at the top of the SRG is initiated

The Swiss public broadcaster has announced a succession plan for the top leadership ahead of what…

A spider cam in focus, against a blurred background of a rugby pitch.

The Rugby World Cup on Czech TV – a great experience again!

In the autumn of 2023, the Czech Republic became a rugby nation for two months, with Czech TV…

Radio-Canada

CBC Kids News: Helping kids be safer and savvier online

CBC Radio-Canada's Catherine Tait details the reasons and purpose behind a news service for kids,…

RNZ

RNZ: A commitment to Māori content

RNZ appointed a new Māori Commissioner, who will lead the commissioning, developing and publishing…

European Commission

PMA & partners call on EU to help journalists in Israel-Gaza war

PMA and partners urge the EU to call for press freedom and journalists’ rights to be respected…

Government review proposes a range of changes at the BBC

The UK Government's Mid-Term Review of the BBC has recommended a range of reforms, but critics have…

Video camera

PSM Weekly | 17 – 23 January 2024

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

Buenos Aires Argentina

Increased pressure on public media in Argentina

Tensions are rising for public media in Argentina, with threats of privatisation and police forces…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 January 2024

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

Headshot of Don Mann.

Pacific uniqueness is our ‘super power’ to tackle challenges ahead

As the world focusses on the region “in which the sun never sets”, PMN is well placed to amplify…

ORF sign outside the broadcaster's headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

ORF: Tough start for new household levy

The new ORF law and house levy funding model started on the 1 January, but has already created a…

A journalist and a cameraperson wearing protective gear stand in a field.

2024 begins as 2023 ended… With journalists under threat

With multiple conflicts and with a mass of elections, the environment for journalists in 2024 is…

PTS Taiwan

Tensions and election prove a test for Taiwan media

Taiwan is in the spotlight ahead of an election amid geopolitical tension and an apparent…

Hong Kong

Media Freedom in Hong Kong – MFC Statement

Two years after the closure of the Strand News, the members of the Media Freedom Coalition issued a…

journalists

Why newsrooms need to prioritise journalist safety in 2024

Media consultant Hannah Storm discusses the need for newsrooms to take seriously both the physical…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 January 2024

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

A young girl in profile is operating a camera.

New PMA project: Building the Caribbean’s next generation of media literate citizens

PMA's new media and information literacy project in the Caribbean aims to empower schoolchildren,…

RNZ Pacific cyclone watch service is operating

RNZ Pacific has updated the on-air frequencies for its cyclone watch service for the 2023-2024…

Poland TVP

Update: Polish public media put into liquidation

The new Polish government has put public media entities into liquidation, following a political…

A reporter holding an SBS-branded microphone interviews someone.

Staff highlights of 2023

It’s been another busy year for both public media worldwide, and for PMA staff. Here’s our top…

Kristian standing at a lectern speaking into a microphone.

PMA in 2023: A year in review

Ahead of the new year, the CEO of the Public Media Alliance reflects upon a busy 2023 for PMA, with…

SVT SR

Swedish public media feeling financial and political pressures

SR and SVT have announced important changes following new savings plans, while political scrutiny…

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

KBS to Overcome Financial Challenges

KBS conducted a critical workshop on 28 November 2023 to address funding, with the impending…

Poland TVP

New management at TVP as former gov’t leaders stage sit-in

Politicians of the Poland’s former populist government staged a sit-in at the TVP HQ, claiming to…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 13 – 19 December 2023

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

European Commission

PMA welcomes the historic agreement on EMFA

PMA welcomes the recent deal on the European Media Freedom Act, or EMFA, a major step towards…

World Radio Day 2024

Find out how you can get involved in World Radio Day 2024, under the theme "Radio: A century of…

Radiodays Europe 2024

Register now for Radiodays Europe 2024 in Munich on 17-19 March. PMA members are entitled to a…

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VRT: Embracing AI for the public good

The Head of the VRT Innovation Development explains their directives on usage of generative AI, and…

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PSM Unpacked | Moving to a digital future

Our global membership recently joined our PSM Unpacked roundtable to discuss the opportunities and…

OUT NOW | PMA’s gender-sensitive action plans for SEA media stakeholders

Action plans designed to boost gender-sensitive reporting and foster collaborations between media…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 29 November – 6 December 2023

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

A journalist and a cameraperson wearing protective gear stand in a field.

MFC statement on the safety of journalists and media workers in conflict

The Media Freedom Coalition is concerned about the safety of journalists and access to information…

broadcasting fee form for ARD and ZDF

Funding cuts, freezes and reviews faced by many public broadcasters

Viable and sustainable funding for public media is increasingly at risk around the world, posing a…

CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada announces programming and job cuts

CBC/Radio-Canada revealed its intention to reduce its workforce by 10% and cut programmes as part…

Gary Allen RJRGLEANER

“Everything is changing”: Gary Allen on RJRGLEANER’s future

In a final interview before he steps down from his role as CEO. Gary Allen talks to PMA about the…

European Commission

EMFA: Protection of journalists’ sources must be in line with human rights standards

The Public Media Alliance joins calls from 17 organisations to ensure the European Media Freedom…

Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes Google deal

Google will compensate CBC/Radio-Canada and other news media around C$100 million after a deal was…

BBC News mobile app interface

BBC News announces savings and digital reinvestment plans

The savings form part of the BBC strategy to deliver value to all of its audiences, wherever they…

SRG SSR

SRG SSR warns of significant cuts if levy reductions pass

The Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR has warned a substantial funding cut would bring drastic…

RNZ

NZ: Independence of PSM criticised by Deputy PM

New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister has attacked the independence of PSMs over their use of the…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 22 – 29 November 2023

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

Colourful ABC logo

Defining a new product vision for the ABC

ABC's innovation hub on Digital Product rethinks their ABC products to build a unified experience…

Aerial view of Parliament of Georgia

Georgia: GPB funding future up for debate

A new funding model for the GPB seems on the horizon after a new bill was introduced tearing up the…

Video camera

PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 November 2023

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

Close up of President elect of Argentina, Javier Milei.

Argentina: PMA calls on Milei to protect public service media

The Public Media Alliance urges Javier Milei to recognise the vital role public service media play…

SRG SSR

SRG SSR opposes proposed reduction in Swiss media levy

The Swiss public broadcaster SRG says a proposed cut to the media levy could see up to 900 jobs…

TV Tower in Sarajevo

Media freedom in decline in Bosnia & Herzegovina

The passing of restrictive laws on the media industry has raised concerns about a decline in media…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 8 – 15 November 2023

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

Blocked or not blocked? The News Media Scan by DW

An app to understand which news media is blocked and where has been developed by DW and OONI in…

Czech Television

Česká Televize’s licence fee: up or down?

While more and more public service media have seen their funding reduced, in the Czech Republic the…

PMA members elect new Board of Trustees

The Public Media Alliance warmly welcomes our new Board of public media professionals from around…

ZDF Berlin

Germany: Scrutiny over licence fee mounts again

A year out from any decision, politicians in Germany are already positioning themselves to oppose…

European Commission

EMFA: PMA joins call for effective safeguards for strong and independent public service media

PMA has joined a coalition of 19 organisations in urging EU institutions to effectively protect the…

Radio-Canada

A World Without Radio-Canada

Catherine Tait discussed the crisis in Canada's media ecosystem and the decline of trust, two…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 November 2023

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

Buenos Aires Argentina

The precarious future of public media in Argentina

Amid elections in Argentina, the fate of public service media is precarious with one candidate…

SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

SABC Bill progresses, but critics still see threats

A new bill for South Africa’s struggling public broadcaster is a step closer to law, but media…

A journalist and a cameraperson wearing protective gear stand in a field.

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists 2023

With over 30 journalists killed in the Middle East, the need to protect them and hold perpetrators…

Deadly month for journalists in a shakier world

International law mandates the protection of journalists in conflicts, and crimes committed against…

BBC News World Service Logo

BBC World Service announces Emergency Radio Service for Gaza

The programme will provide the latest information as well as safety advice on where to access…

media freedom

State Media Monitor 2023: A Bleak Reading

The spectre of a series of intensifying conflicts presents an alarming peril to democratic…

A white van parked on the side of a road with rtbf branding.

How RTBF reaches young voters

Ahead of Belgium’s federal elections, Belgium’s public broadcaster, RTBF, is heading to schools to…

TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 25 – 31 October 2023

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

PTS Taiwan launches awards for VTuber industry

An online awards ceremony will be held at the end of the year to celebrate Taiwan's burgeoning…

Two vans with EBC branding on them parked in a car park.

EBC President resigns as organisation expands

The President of EBC has been forced to resign following a controversial social media post, as the…

Image shows a house in rubble after being torn apart by a hurricane.

Why newsrooms should have mental health strategies for climate journalists

It’s time to recognise that climate reporting can have a serious mental impact, says Seigonie…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 18 – 24 October 2023

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

Pressure on Rai continues with licence fee cut

Italian public media Rai to face dramatic cut to its funding after the Italian Council of Ministers…

KBS building in Seoul

Park Min put forward as new KBS CEO & President

Park Min will now face a parliamentary confirmation hearing after he was approved by the KBS Board…

The highlights of our gender-sensitive reporting workshop for SEA journalists and NGOs

The Public Media Alliance recently hosted its gender-sensitive reporting workshop in Bangkok. Here…

tech background digital safety

PSM Unpacked | Moving to a digital future

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: In this online roundtable event, we will examine how PSM can adapt to the…

SRG SSR

SRG SSR on fostering citizen’s political participation

With federal elections approaching in Switzerland, SRG SSR has implemented strategies to foster the…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 11 – 17 October 2023

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

Hand holding a microphone with SVT branding.

SVT new sustainable cloud-based production technology

A new technology created by SVT’s technical department could have a big impact on the…

A slab of granite with the RTÉ sign engraved.

RTÉ facing insolvency, Director General warns

Ireland’s Media Minister has promised to provide €40 million of funding to keep the broadcaster…

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

NZ Election: What are the political parties’ plans for media?

The media have been a political football this year - and now some politicians are complaining the…

BBC

Generative AI at the BBC

Rhodri Talfan Davies, the BBC’s Director of Nations, sets out the latest on the approach the BBC is…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 4 – 10 October 2023

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

TV cameras

DG8: Media freedom never more important — nor more at risk

Eight international public service media who make up the DG8, met in Montréal on 6 October for…

Screenshot of PMN's new website homepage.

Pacific Media Network launches new website

The Pacific Media Network continues its transition into the Moanaverse with a new website for its…

Two women standing examining a camera

Charting a Path for Indigenous Media

The Public Media Alliance participated in a panel discussion about developing an Indigenous media…

Poland TVP

Polish election: The impact of unbalanced coverage

Public service media come under particular scrutiny during times of election. With Poland soon…

Statement marking anniversary of Htet Htet Khine sentencing

It has been one year since BBC Media Action freelance producer in Myanmar, Htet Htet Khine, was…

A view of Europe from space with interconnected digital webs

Generative AI Guidelines for Media

Our members are eligible for an exclusive discount on the latest guidelines from South 180 on…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 20 – 26 September 2023

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

Catherine Tait and Jim Mather sat at a desk signing the MoU

RNZ and CBC/Radio-Canada sign cooperation agreement

Executives from RNZ and CBC/Radio-Canada signed the first Memorandum of Understanding between the…

BBC Plaque

UK’s PSBs set to evolve free TV for streaming age

The biggest broadcasters in the UK announce the development of a new free TV service that will…

Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio to save 200-250m SEK

Due to high inflation, Swedish Radio has announced it will need to make structural and content…

media freedom

Media Freedom Coalition Statement on Transnational Repression of Journalists and Media Workers

The Media Freedom Coalition is concerned about increasing acts of transnational repression directed…

WATCH: How the BBC created Ukrainecast

For Radiodays Asia 2023, PMA asked news producers at the BBC to explain how they launched the news…

Swedish Radio has to save money

Extensive financial challenges mean Swedish Radio must act to secure its finances and save money,…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 6 – 12 September 2023

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

KBS building in Seoul

KBS CEO and President dismissed

The Public Media Alliance is concerned after the CEO and President of KBS was dismissed from his…

A view of Europe from space with interconnected digital webs

The case for a ‘public service internet’

In an interview with PhD researcher, Helen Jay, we find out what a 'public service internet' is,…

podcast

Podcasts: How they complement the news

At Radiodays Asia 2023, PMA ran a session examining how news media are using podcasts to provide…

ABC signs partnerships with First Languages Australia and First Nations Media Australia

The partnerships will see an increase in the use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander names and…

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

Update: No end in sight for crisis facing KBS

Unusually swift political approvals for changes to KBS's funding mechanism and the sudden dismissal…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 30 August – 5 September 2023

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

PTS plans to launch new children’s channel

Funding for Taiwan's public broadcaster, PTS Taiwan, has increased threefold, which it will put…

RNZ

Outstanding public media that matters

RNZ has been busy planning for the future following the decision to keep it as the standalone…

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PSM Weekly | 23 – 29 August 2023

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

Guyana's Parliament building.

Guyana: Press Association sets out on sensitisation tour in the wake of journalist attacks

Months after attacks on media workers, the Guyana Press Association has set out to build better…

CBC/Radio-Canada

Meta urged to restore news for wildfire-affected communities

CBC/Radio-Canada has called on Meta to restore news for communities affected by the devastating…

Two teenage girls with phones in their hands are sitting at home on bed. Social Media tiktok is loaded on screen.

BBC announces new talent scheme for Social Media Content Creators

The programme will provide opportunities for social media content creators to showcase their skills…

Kristian sat with two other men on a stage.

PSM in the 21st Century

In a speech at the CBU 54th AGA, the CEO of PMA discussed both the challenges and opportunities for…

public media

PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 August 2023

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

CBC North

PSM Unpacked | Connecting with and serving Indigenous audiences

Our global membership recently joined our PSM Unpacked roundtable to discuss how they connect with…

A hand holds a mobile phone with the SWIplus app open.

‘SWIplus’ app to strengthen political participation of the Swiss Abroad

The SWIplus app will cater to the 10% of the Swiss population that lives abroad and has specific…

CPB

CPB Awards $1.5M to America Amplified Public Media Initiative Ahead of 2024 Elections

WFYI leads public media initiative to identify issues important to voters, inform them about…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 9 – 15 August 2023

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

RFI, France 24, France Médias Monde building

RFI and France 24 broadcasts suspended from Niger

RFI and France24 have been suspended in Niger following the military takeover, impacting citizens’…

RTV Slovenia

New Acting Director General appointed to RTV Slovenia

The Council of RTV Slovenia has dismissed the previous Acting Director General, and appointed…

CBC North

How PSM serve Indigenous Peoples

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we examine the role of public service media…

SBS Australia

SBS & NITV keep audiences informed on referendum on Indigenous Voice

SBS is providing unparalleled news and information across its network ahead of the referendum on an…

CBC/Radio-Canada

Canada: News publishers call for investigation into news blocking

News publishers are calling on Canada’s Competition Bureau to investigate Meta’s abuse of its…

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PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 August 2023

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

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

Our 2022 Global Grantees Have Returned!

From Taiwan to Canada, and Bangladesh to Australia, the 2022 Global Grantees have returned! Read…

Facebook on smartphone

Meta ends news availability for Canadians

PMA joins its member, CBC/Radio-Canada and other Canadian news entities in urging the social…

RNZ

RNZ facing overhaul after editorial standards audit

RNZ faces an overhaul of its news operations after an investigation into pro-Russian bias being…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 26 July – 1 August

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

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

Confusion and control: the ongoing crisis facing KBS

Consumer confusion has reigned after the licence fee collection system was altered, while there has…

PMA & DW Akademie partner for PodcasTraining Workshop

Public Media Alliance members are invited to attend a PodcasTraining Workshop at this year's…

The Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation's headquarters in Jersualem.

Israel: Proposed reforms increase pressure on media

Following the much-condemned judicial reforms, the Israeli government is once again turning its…

Olle Zachrison on stage giving a presentation.

Swedish Radio publishes policy for generative AI

Swedish Radio has been actively exploring how AI can strengthen our offer to listeners and make our…

SR and KBS

PMA welcomes new Board members from KBS and Swedish Radio

The Public Media Alliance offers a warm welcome to the Korean Broadcasting System’s Dr. SunWook…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 19 – 25 July 2023

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

Digital investigative journalism toolkit and checklist now available!

The Public Media Alliance's newly launched digital investigative journalism toolkit and online…

NPR HQ Washington DC

“Dark day” as US public media has funding axed

The House's to scrap the funding of the CPB by 2026 will have a drastic impact on the services of…

Two teenage girls with phones in their hands are sitting at home on bed. Social Media tiktok is loaded on screen.

Light-hearted news on social media drawing Gen Z away from traditional sources

Online news sources – particularly social media sites and apps – are the dominant means by which…

SABC HQ South Africa

SABC facing a financial crisis

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is facing a financial crisis as it battles to…

Peru IRTP

Peru: New administration of IRTP accused of interference

A slate of dismissals at Peru's state broadcaster, IRTP, after a controversial boss was appointed…

ABC HQ Sydney

ABC: “The protection of sources is crucial for public interest journalism”

A recent court ruling would have forced the ABC and our journalists to reveal the confidential name…

All participants in a photo at the workshop's conclusion.

Digital investigative journalism workshop in Namibia

The Public Media Alliance held a workshop on digital investigative journalism in Namibia, to build…

image of a computer screen with the EDUbox programme.

VRT’S EDUbox, “a programme for the classroom”

EDUbox is an innovative educational concept from VRT that introduces young people to major topical…

Nighttime aerial view of KBS' office

KBS Raises Issue with KCC’s Approval of Changing License Fee Collection

KBS has appealed the decision by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) to approve the…

BBC UK building

UN confirms investigation into the threats faced by BBC News Persian journalists & families

The UN International Fact-Finding Mission on Iran has today confirmed that its investigation will…

ABC Pacific homepage. Credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

ABC returns to the Republic of Palau

ABC Radio Australia will be heard in the Republic of Palau for the first time in more than five…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 28 June – 4 July 2023

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

ZNS new studio

Concern over political appointment at ZNS Bahamas

The Press Secretary of the Prime Minister, Clint Watson, has been appointed the General Manager of…

tech background digital safety

How public media is adopting AI

PSM has continued to pioneer adapting Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their workflows, whilst…

SRG SSR

100,000 signatures for “200 francs, that’s enough”

The "200 francs, that's enough" initiative could now go to a referendum after initiator claim…

Out of focus woman gives interview to reporter while camera in foreground is recording the interview.

Applications open for two-day gender sensitive reporting workshop in Bangkok

Registration is now open for our gender-sensitive reporting workshop for journalists and NGOs from…

CBC North

PSM Unpacked | Connecting with and serving Indigenous audiences

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: In this PSM Unpacked roundtable, we'll explore how public media can connect with…

RTVE ELECTION AI-TOOL

“More than a tool”: RTVE uses AI tech to cover local elections

RTVE is revolutionising its approach to covering local elections using artificial intelligence…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 22 – 27 June 2023

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

Facebook on smartphone

Meta pulls news from Canada

Meta has started to pull news content from its platforms, Facebook and Instagram, in Canada, after…

Windhoek Namibian

Investigative journalism workshop “happening at just the right time”

An interview with Emily-May Brown on how the PMA-organised workshop in Namibia will promote…

Groupe de Travail Mondial

Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics dénonce la mise en péril du financement du diffuseur public de la Corée du Sud

Une proposition visant à transformer fondamentalement le mode de financement de Korean Broadcasting…

Join PMA in Prague for PBI 2023

PMA will be in Prague in September for this year’s Public Broadcasters International (PBI)…

South Korean public broadcaster’s viability in question in the face of funding threat: Global Task Force for public media

The GTF is concerned over a proposal to fundamentally alter the funding mechanism for the Korean…

CBC

Canada’s leading media form Canadian Broadcasters for Sustainability

22 broadcasters have formed Canadian Broadcasters for Sustainability, working together to increase…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 June 2023

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

20 people sat at different tables in a conference room.

A sustainable public media

Public media sustainability was the focus of a one-day workshop, which was organised by the Public…

Der Schwarm promotion image.

ZDF, ORF and SRF are once again increasing volume in co-productions

The public television stations, ZDF, ORF and SRF, agreed on joint program projects for 2023/2024 at…

Homepage of Orf website on the display of PC, url - Orf.at.

ORF: Law amendment sees digital focus

The amendment is designed to set up ORF for the digital age, but it has faced criticism from…

Colourful ABC logo

ABC Five-Year Plan 2023-2028: An essential part of daily life for all Australians

ABC Five-Year Plan 2023-2028: An essential part of daily life for all Australians and to remain the…

Southern Africa

Investigative Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Investigative Journalism in Sub Saharan Africa: staying up to date on the most recent…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 7 – 14 June 2023

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

KBS unveils AI-powered VVERTIGO

KBS has introduced VVERTIGO, a unique AI-based system that produces reframed videos by…

Paul Thompson speaking to journalists.

RNZ chief executive apologises after pro-Russian sentiment added to stories

A Ukrainian man who complained about an RNZ story last year having Russian propaganda says his…

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

KBS Chief Presses President Not to Alter License Fee Collection

The head of KBS has urged the government to scrap its plan to remove the broadcaster's license fee…

City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Geo News producer returned after 24 hours missing

A producer for Geo News went missing after being abducted but was then returned 24 hours later,…

A closeup of a sign reading

PMA welcomes passage of public media law in Slovenia

A new law, designed to protect the public media, RTV Slovenija, has finally come into effect,…

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PSM Weekly | 31 May – 6 June 2023

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

Cameraperson and reporter stand in a town square.

Nepal: Public media independence at risk

A bill which proposes to merge the public media of Nepal has been criticised for how it might…

Catherine Tait CBC/Radio-Canada

Catherine Tait reappointed President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada

Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, has been reappointed in her role at the…

Media Freedom Coalition (MFC)

Sally-Ann Wilson becomes a Co-Chair of the Consultative Network of the Media Freedom Coalition

We are pleased to announce that the Public Media Alliance’s representative on the Consultative…

CBC/Radio-Canada launches new National Accessibility Plan to better serve and represent Canadians with disabilities

The new Accessibility Plan provides a framework for CBC/Radio-Canada to better serve people with…

RNZ

Enhanced future focus for RNZ

RNZ is starting a new chapter with a strengthened purpose as Aotearoa's non-commercial public media…

Pacific Media Network

Pacific Media Network introduces menopause and menstrual leave

The Pacific Media Network has introduced menopause and menstrual leave, the first company in…

public media

PSM Weekly | 24 – 30 May 2023

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

BBC

What the BBC is doing to meet the needs of audiences

What the BBC is doing to meet the needs of audiences: BBC Verify, BBC Radio's revamp on spoken…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 17 – 23 May 2023

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

Poland press freedom protest 2016

Focus On Poland: Pressure on independent media

Despite an improvement in press freedom, Poland’s independent media continues to suffer under the…

Colourful ABC logo

PMA condemns racist abuse of ABC journalist

Stan Grant – a prominent Wiradjuri journalist with the ABC – has stepped down from his role…

VOA Voice of America

US: Political pressures on public service media

Oklahoma's public service media is at risk of being closed down, while a report has found 'gross…

Image of a blackened building having been set alight.

Pakistan radio station set alight

The Public Media Alliance calls for safety assurances after journalists were targeted and a Radio…

Cilla Benkö speaking to an audience with a lectern in front of her.

Cilla Benkö reflects on her tour of Central Europe

Swedish Radio's CEO Cilla Benkö writes about her visits to three countries in Central Europe and…

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PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 May 2023

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

SRG Hackdays: “24 hours of pure creativity”

SRG Hackdays is an innovative way of encouraging innovations that help improve Public Service Media…

Kristian standing at a lectern speaking into a microphone.

Maintaining values as PSM goes digital

In a speech the CEO of PMA talks about how public media organisations can and should maintain their…

Radiodays Asia 2023

Join us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Radiodays Asia 2023. PMA members are entitled to an exclusive…

Two people sat at a desk with computers on it.

How RSI’s youth platform, Spam, reaches their audience

RSI launched Spam in 2016 to reach younger audiences. But over the 7 years they have been around,…

Exterior shot of Rai headquarters with Rai logo.

Rai CEO resigns sparking fears of political interference

“A political clash has erupted over the position I hold ... which contributes to weakening Rai,"…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 4 – 9 May 2023

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

ABC Headquarters

ABC Welcomes Five-Year Funding

The ABC responds to the first of the new five-year funding cycle, which provides "financial…

Rental bikes offered to ZDF staff in cooperation with regional public mobility providers.

“A cultural change”: sustainable PSM

In a follow-up to PMA's session on sustainability at PBI in Tokyo last year, we highlight recent…

PSM Weekly | World Press Freedom Day 2023

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

WPFD 2023: Year in Review

On World Press Freedom Day 2023, it's never been more important to recognise how public service…

Cilla Benkö

Cilla Benkö: We must all be the guardians of freedom of the press

Having free access to information is what freedom of speech and freedom of the press are ultimately…

Odette Campbell

PMA Board member Odette Campbell passes away

It is with deep regret that the Public Media Alliance advises of the death of Mrs. Odette Campbell,…

BBC News World Service Logo

BBC World Service launches emergency radio service for Sudan

The programme, which will be broadcast live in London with input from teams in Amman and Cairo,…

SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

SABC: New board appointed

South Africa's President has finally appointed 12 individuals to the new board of the SABC, six…

Twitter HQ campus in downtown San Francisco.

Twitter ditches labels but concerns remain

Twitter removed labels for both independent and state-controlled public broadcasters, raising…

New Zealand's broadcasting minister, Willie Jackson, speaking to reporters.

New Zealand: What’s the government’s post-merger media plan?

After New Zealand's government decided to scrap combining the radio and TV public broadcasters,…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 19 – 25 April 2023

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

Channels TV fined by NBC

A number of civil society groups have sued the Nigerian broadcast regulator after Channels TV was…

Groupe de Travail Mondial

Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics s’oppose à l’étiquetage par Twitter des diffuseurs publics australien, canadien, néo-zélandais et sud-coréen

ABC, CBC/Radio-Canada, KBS et RNZ ont tous été désignés « médias financés par le gouvernement……

Global Task Force

GTF objects to Twitter’s public media labels

The Global Task Force objects to ABC, CBC/Radio-Canada, KBS and RNZ being designated by Twitter as…

PSM threaten to leave Twitter

Independent public service media have threatened to leave the social media network, Twitter, due to…

Twitter PBS

Twitter is damaging trust in PSM

The application of inaccurate and misleading labels to independent public media by Twitter has the…

RTV Slovenia

Strikes at RTV SLO amid wider instability

A strike, an investigation into labour violations, and calls for the board to resign has seen…

CBC Corner on Ipad

CBC Corner: a digital portal for Canadian libraries

CBC Corner is a new digital portal – home to a collection of CBC content and resources – accessible…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 5 – 11 April 2023

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

BBC Twitter government-funded label

“Government-funded Media” Twitter label must be removed

PMA calls for Twitter to reverse its decision to label the BBC, PBS, and other independent public…

RNZ

RNZ Welcomes Funding Announcement

New Zealand's government has increased RNZ's funding by $25.7m, after it abandoned plans to combine…

The Pacific

ABC launches ground-breaking new show The Pacific

Designed and created specifically for Pacific audiences, The Pacific is dedicated to covering the…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 29 March – 4 April 2023

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

Aalia Farzan rehearsing the programme in front of a camera.

BBC World Service launches “Dars”

Dars is the first multi-platform education series for Afghan children barred from school, available…

education

PSM Unpacked | Engaging & Educating Youth

Staff at PMA member organisations joined an online forum to discuss the ways PSM can best engage…

SABC HQ South Africa

South Africa: SABC journalists attacked

The South Africa National Editors’ Forum said there has been an increase in the number of attacks…

Fiji government buildings.

“Another good sign” for media in Fiji

A Pacific media academic ascertains the state of affairs for media freedom in the country, after a…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 22 – 28 March 2023

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

Der Schwarm promotion image.

ARD and ZDF launch a joint streaming network

The shared network, due to launch in a few weeks, will bring together the streaming libraries of…

public service media (PSM) Values

Understanding public service media

As debates on the future of public service media intensify, it’s essential for us all to reflect on…

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PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 March 2023

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

Digital journalism project: Meet our partner and facilitators!

Meet our partner and facilitators for our upcoming Digital & Investigative Journalism project,…

SVT SR

Sweden: Public service investigation directives unveiled

The investigation will focus on education, preparedness, the wider media ecosystem, and…

Nigeria Election: Threats, sanctions, and disinformation

In the run up to the 2023 presidential election, journalists in Nigeria had already started to…

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan: Regulator exerting greater control

There has been an alarming spate of attacks on media freedom and freedom of expression driven by…

public media

PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 March 2023

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

NOS

NOS experiments with translation software

NOS has trialled a new translation programme to make their information more accessible and reliable…

ZDF’s “The Swarm” demonstrates innovation and value

ZDF’s The Swarm has amassed more than 18 million views online to become ZDFmediathek’s best…

Photo of the volcano taken from sea level

Independent and free media saves lives

In the aftermath of major crises, independent public interest media is critical to ensure effective…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 March 2023

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

Nighttime aerial view of KBS' office

Global Task Force for public media congratulates South Korea’s KBS on its 50th anniversary

KBS has been shaped by a complex history that includes the Korean War, democratization, and rapid…

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics souligne les 50 ans du diffuseur sud-coréen KBS

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) a connu une évolution complexe marquée par la guerre de Corée, la…

NPR HQ Washington DC

US: Concern over political interference at West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Years-long political pressures on West Virginia Public Broadcasting have emphasised the struggles…

ORF logo

Household levy suggested for ORF

ORF has been ordered to identify where it could reduce expenses, as the government looks set to…

A reporter holding an SBS-branded microphone interviews someone.

SBS to service more multilingual Australians than ever

The conclusion of the Language Services Review will see SBS invest more in Indo-Pacific and First…

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

KBS joins the Public Media Alliance

PMA is excited to announce that the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is the latest public media…

TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 22 – 28 February 2023

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

Expert warns PNG against changes to media law

A Pacific journalism expert has warned the proposed amendments to media laws in Papua New Guinea…

Kyiv tower

1 Year On: Public Broadcasting and Ukraine

Public service broadcasters continue to play a crucial role in providing factual, trusted coverage…

Fiji government buildings.

Fiji: All change at FBC

Since the change in government in December, there have been substantial changes for FBC amid hope…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 15 – 21 February 2023

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

PMA announces major projects for 2023

Here's a look at PMA's 2023 slate of projects — ranging from digital journalism, gender reporting,…

Thai PBS’ network of local radio stations

The ‘Northern Roaming Project’ is the latest innovative example of Thai PBS using a network of…

Catherine Tait speaking at a podium in front of the CBC gem logo.

“It’s a Canada thing”: CBC on supporting Canadian production

In a speech, CBC/Radio-Canada's President, urges the importance of investing in Canadian content…

SABC HQ South Africa

Outrage after SABC CEO granted powers of Board

As delays continue to plague the appointment of a new SABC board, the move to give the Group CEO…

BBC

BBC India Offices searched by authorities

PMA is deeply concerned by today’s search of BBC offices in India as part of an investigation by…

Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 February 2023

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

World Radio Day 2023 | Radio and Peace

To celebrate World Radio Day 2023, a new PMA podcast explores how radio stations are being used to…

Radio’s contribution towards peace in South Africa

SABC's radio services played a pivotal role in the peaceful transition from Apartheid in South…

Aerial view of Česká televize.

Czech TV joins the Public Media Alliance

The Public Media Alliance is thrilled to welcome Czech TV into our association of public service…

education

PSM Unpacked | Youth education & engagement

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: In this PSM Unpacked roundtable, we'll explore how public media can best educate…

European Commission

Joint letter urges European Parliament to strengthen EMFA

PMA joins fellow media groups to call on the European Parliament for a strong and coherent European…

Public broadcasters create “Public Spaces Incubator”

Four public broadcasters are partnering to develop solutions to address increasingly toxic,…

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

RNZ-TVNZ merger scrapped

Work towards the long-mooted merger is to “stop entirely” as part of cuts to government’s work…

india_parliament

India: Space for media freedom shrinking

Recent censorship highlights the continuing pressure on media freedom and independent journalism in…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 February 2023

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

TVO joins the Public Media Alliance

The Canadian regional broadcaster, TVO, is the latest public media orgnisation to join the Public…

RTVE stands at a crossroads again

Public broadcaster RTVE is once again facing a management crisis, with the appointment of a new…

Priority to provide public service on TikTok

Providing trusted news and information on TikTok has become a bigger priority for some public media…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 25 – 31 January 2023

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

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovakia: Licence fee faces possible abolition

Slovak public broadcaster RTVS’s licence fee structure faces axing, with plans to suspend the…

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

NZ: New public media in doubt

There are fears that the creation of a new public media entity is in doubt after the resignation of…

Cartoon image. Huddle of photographers interviewing one person while a lone reporter is holding a microphone over a wall.

We need a more humanitarian journalism

A new book argues for a more humanitarian journalism, caring less about how 'newsworthy' a crisis…

Leinster House, seat of Irish government

Ireland: RTÉ promised funding reform

The government has promised to reform RTÉ’s "broken" funding model by September 2024 but has…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 18 – 24 January 2023

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

SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

SABC indigenous language news channel to be launched

SABC plans to improve news provision with the launch of a 24-hour news channel in all of South…

BBC Plaque

BBC Chairman on the role of the World Service

BBC Chairman examines the continuing role of the BBC World Service in providing impartial and…

Canada: Trust, Democracy and the Public Broadcaster

CBC/Radio-Canada's President reflects on how they strive to retain through three factors: ability,…

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa & Rappler acquitted of four charges

The Court of Tax Appeals has acquitted Maria Ressa and Rappler of four charges of tax evasion,…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 11 – 17 January 2023

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

PBS Headquarters.

PBS announces slate of climate programming

The US' public broadcaster, PBS, has announced a host of climate and environmental programming for…

The Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation's headquarters in Jersualem.

Israel: Kan threatened with privatisation

The new Communications Minister has said there is “no place” for public broadcasting in Israel, as…

SABC

SABC licence fee to be scrapped

The South African government is moving ahead with plans to scrap the TV licence fee which funds…

BBC News mobile app interface

Going all digital? BBC, France Télévisions consider online-only futures

The BBC is eyeing an online-only future that will see the end of its traditional radio and…

Video camera

PSM Weekly | 4 – 10 January 2023

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

The Planalto Palace in Brasília - Brazil. This is where the Office of the President of the Republic is located.

Brazil: Journalists attacked during riots

PMA condemns the attacks on journalists as democratic institutions were stormed in Brazil's capital…

Thai PBS website changes

New look Thai PBS website: “Digital First”

Thailand's public broadcaster looks to adapt its offerings to be more digitally-focused while…

Live broadcast of the Norwegian talkshow

NRK: Budget cuts see downsizing, “tough priorities”

NRK has adopted its budget for 2023 but, with a goal of saving NOK 300 million, the broadcaster…

Channel 4

Privatisation off the table for Channel 4 and EBC

The UK government is to scrap plans to privatise Channel 4, while Brazil’s new government has saved…

Cilla Benkö on 2023

2022 was a dark year, with more journalists imprisoned than ever before, writes Cilla Benkö, DG of…

Kristian Porter

PMA in 2022: Reflecting and looking ahead

As we finish the year, PMA's CEO, Kristian Porter – who took up the position in April – considers…

PMA

Staff highlights of 2022

In another busy year for PMA and public media worldwide, our staff highlight PMA's top work from…

Radiodays Europe 2023. Credit: Radiodays.

Radiodays Europe 2023

Radiodays Europe 2023 is this year being held in Prague, from 26 - 28 March. PMA members are able…

KBS building in Seoul

South Korea: Proposed PSM reforms

Reforms to strengthen the independence of South Korea’s public media are taking place against a…

public media

PSM Weekly | 14 – 20 December 2022

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

A CBC/Radio-Canada event.

PSM Unpacked | Communicating public value to audiences

Our global membership recently joined an online discussion to unpack how public media organisations…

TVP Poland

Poland: Proposed law set to boost prominence of controversial public broadcaster

An amendment to the Broadcasting Act’s “must carry, must offer” principle aims to up the prominence…

Hand holding a microphone with SVT branding.

La directrice générale de la SVT parmi les cibles d’un complot terroriste : les menaces s’aggravent contre les professionnels des médias

Une membre du Groupe de travail mondial était sur la liste de cibles potentielles d’un Suédois…

Hand holding a microphone with SVT branding.

Targeting of SVT director general underscores severity of threats against media professionals

Global Task Force member was on the hit list of Swede now convicted of murder.

EBC

Focus on Brazil: What lies ahead for public media?

New leadership for Brazil may signal a massive transformation of the public media system, Empresa…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 7 – 13 December 2022

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

Taiwan Plus

Taiwan Plus app banned in China

The English-language service from PTS Taiwan was removed from the Apple App Store in November. It…

OUT NOW | Caribbean mis- and disinformation Situation Report

Greater media literacy needed to counter mis- and disinformation across the Caribbean, shows new…

TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 30 November – 6 December

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

radio mic

NBC helps raise breast cancer awareness

A Namibian public radio station has partnered with a cancer charity to raise awareness and funds…

ZDF building with banners.

Germany: Public media reforms scrutinised

The heads of Germany’s 16 states have given their assent to reforming Germany’s public media…

RNZ CEO and PMA President, Paul Thompson, addressing public media leaders at the PBI conference in Tokyo in November 2022.

ANZPM: Public media “for a volatile world”

New Zealand's new public media entity, the ANZPM, is designed to meet the challenges of a "volatile…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 23 – 29 November 2022

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

SABC HQ South Africa

Candidates recommended for SABC Board

12 names have been recommended by the Communications ministry to serve on the incoming Board of…

RTV Slovenia

Slovenia: Bill to depoliticise public media receives public support

Slovenian voters have backed a bill to depoliticise the country’s public media, making way for much…

PMA extremely concerned by arrest and harassment of journalists in China

A BBC journalist was arrested by the police while reporting on protests in China, while an RTS…

RTV Slovenia

Slovenia: Media freedom groups back legislative efforts to depoliticise public media

PMA and other media freedom groups back reform introduced in Slovenia, aimed at limiting political…

Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 November 2022

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

The Well Said project: “Yle’s act for a functioning democracy”

A project co-led by Finland’s public media organisation aims to improve the discussion culture in…

Global Task Force

Threats to public broadcasters and media professionals are weakening democracy

Public funding, operational & editorial independence, and media freedom and safety the focus of…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 10 – 15 November 2022

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

Catherine Tait, the President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada with David Sutton, Senior Strategist at ABC – on behalf of Managing Director, David Anderson – signing the Memorandum of Understanding at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

ABC and CBC/Radio-Canada renew partnership agreement

Public broadcasters, ABC and CBC/Radio-Canada, have renewed their partnership which will see…

Catherine Tait CBC/Radio-Canada

Strengthening Trust to Strengthen Our Democracy

A speech by President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Catherine Tait, highlights the need to…

BBC News mobile app interface

The Trusted News Initiative creates Asia-Pacific network

Partners in the Trusted News Initiative (TNI) have agreed to expand its global representation by…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 2 – 9 November 2022

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

Thai PBS' new website launched October 10, 2022. Credit: Thai PBS

Developing a website with public service at its core

Thai PBS launched a new website on October 10, 2022, which consolidates quality programs from 10…

Cilla Benkö Sveriges Radio

Cilla Benkö: The fight for democracy and free speech is a life and death struggle

Swedish Radio's Cilla Benkö, reflects on the threats to journalists and democracy, home and aboard,…

Fake news misinformation

Caribbean media and information literacy and disinformation action plan launched

PMA's Caribbean media and information literacy and disinformation action plan is out now, along…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 26 October – 1 November 2022

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

Accessibility

Switching from analogue to digital in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, conversations around switching from analogue to digital have been ongoing for…

Gary Allen RJRGLEANER

Television Jamaica and Digital Switchover

Gary Allen of RJRGLEANER outlines the digital switchover process in Jamaica and the challenge…

A CBC/Radio-Canada event.

PSM Unpacked | How can PSMs communicate public value to audiences?

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: In this PSM Unpacked roundtable, we'll explore how public media can best…

Gilles Marchand, Director-General of SRG SSR.

Media and democracy, an inseparable and heckled couple

The Director-General of SRG SSR, Gilles Marchand outlines how the challenges facing the media…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 19 – 25 October 2022

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

PSM unpacked

SAVE THE DATE | PMA to launch Caribbean action plan and research

Join us as we launch the executive summary of our research report, “Media Literacy, Trust, and…

ABC Headquarters

ABC receives funding boost

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has been granted a funding boost, announced in the…

Digital radio

Discovering local music through public radio

At a time when it’s harder than ever to discover new local music, public radio stations across the…

SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

Calls to “expedite” SABC board appointments following delays

The new board of South Africa’s public broadcaster has still not been appointed, while financial…

SVT SR

Cilla Benkö: This is how public service media is strengthened

With a new government in place, Swedish Radio's DG, Cilla Benkö, points to the important parts for…

PSM Weekly | 100 Years of PSM Special

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

100 Years of PSM: Messages from PMA’s members & supporters

Watch and read messages from PMA's members and supporters, who speak about what Public Service…

BBC Plaque

100 Years of Public Service Media: As relevant as it has ever been

As the BBC celebrates 100 years, PMA's CEO considers how much public service media has changed, and…

SRG SSR

Swiss public broadcaster joins the Public Media Alliance

"It is essential to strengthen links and experiences," the Director-General of SRG SSR says, as…

ABC Pacific homepage. Credit: Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

ABC Radio Australia returns to the Republic of Marshall Islands

ABC has entered into an agreement which will see the national broadcaster of the Republic of…

RTV Slovenia

Focus On Slovenia: Reflecting on a difficult year for public media

We reflect upon the challenges faced by RTV Slovenija over the past year – from continued…

View of the Prague Government Office

PMA signs letter urging Czech MPs to pass media act amendment

PMA joins fellow media groups in urging Czech politicians to pass Media Act amendment to better…

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PSM Weekly | 5 – 11 October 2022

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

The difference between regular font and the new font for dyslexic users on the NOS app. Credit: NOS

Dutch public broadcaster app made more accessible for people with dyslexia

A Dutch public media organisation has applied a new font style in its digital app which will make…

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European public media organisations prepare for energy shortages

Some public media organisations are scaling up their energy-saving measures and sustainability…

A group of RTVE journalists protest with a

“Our survival is at stake”: Staff at RTVE protest against political interference

Staff at Spain's national broadcaster, RTVE, held a protest against the politicisation of the…

RTS Switzerland

100 years of radio in Switzerland | Le radio a 100 ans en Suisse

The CEO of Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR reflects on 100 years of radio in Switzerland, and…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 28 September – 4 October 2022

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

SVT SR

Sweden: Implications for public media after election

Elections in Sweden have seen gains for the far-right Sweden Democrats, which could present…

Journalism Makes a Difference – World News Day 2022

This World News Day, PMA is proud to showcase a selection of news stories from our members to…

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

PMA makes submission on New Zealand’s new public media entity

In our submission to the New Zealand Government, we outline our concerns with the legislation which…

TV cameras

PSM Weekly | 21 – 27 September 2022

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

Øyvind Vasaasen, NRK Security Manager. Credit: Christian Fougner/NRK

NRK publishes first ever threat assessment report

The Head of Security for Norway’s public media organisation explains what the new threat assessment…

EBC

Censorship, harassment, and misinformation characterise Brazil’s 2022 election

Censorship and harassment at EBC, and spreading misinformation are key concerns in the lead up to…

Haiti

2 journalists killed in Haiti: PMA & project partners send condolences

The Haiti reporters who were killed had attended a PMA-run project earlier this year on journalist…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 14 – 20 September 2022

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

The ZDF building in the background, garden in the foreground.

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…

reporting

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…

Women gender camera

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…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 31 August – 6 September 2022

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

BBC Plaque

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…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

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…

Flooding Freeport ZNS

PSM Unpacked | Emergency broadcasting

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

SRG SSR building

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…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 August 2022

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

Exhausted female worker office

Public media organisations providing mental health services for staff

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

rbb headquarters in Berlin

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…

Image of the French housing tax

VAT funding for French public media approved

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

Photo of the volcano taken from sea level

“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…

People protesting in the streets

Sri Lanka protests: Journalists must be protected

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

Facebook on smartphone

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…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 13 – 19 July 2022

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

TV Licence envelope against an image of the BBC headquarters.

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…

TV cameras

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…

SABC HQ South Africa

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…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 29 June – 5 July 2022

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

RFI Afrique uses messaging application WhatsApp to interact with audiences across Africa. Credit: RFI.

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…

Colourful ABC logo

ABC celebrates 90 years

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

View of the Prague Government Office

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…

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

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…

Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 22 – 28 June 2022

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

Flooding Freeport ZNS

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…

Telecommunications towers

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…

RTHK night

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…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 June 2022

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

Ukraine protests Warsaw

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…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 June 2022

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

reporting

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,…

PMA welcomes new Board members from CBC/Radio-Canada and PBS

We warmly welcome Claude Galipeau and Jonathan Barzilay as the newest members of the Public Media…

BBC News mobile app interface

BBC announces “digital first” strategy

In a speech to staff, the Director-General said the BBC would realign its services to become…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 25 – 31 May 2022

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

The #NotOK event was held at Canada House.

Front lines and online: New podcast explores the dangers facing journalists today

Episode 4 of PMA’s podcast explores the variety of threats facing journalists, how journalists…

ABC

Explainer: What does a Labor government mean for the ABC?

After nine years of coalition rule, a new Labor government could spell a drastically different…

RTV Slovenia

RTV Slovenija staff strike for independence of public media

Employees of Slovenia’s public broadcaster RTV Slovenija staged a one-hour strike on Monday against…

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

34 rights groups demand independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

We demand that the government of Israel and all other states fulfil their responsibility to ensure…

Microphone election

PSM Weekly | 18 – 24 May 2022

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

NOWU: public media paving the way for a ‘greener web’

France Télévisions and WDR have launched NOWU, a joint youth service aimed at engaging younger…

SRG SSR building

SRG SSR’s Director General on Public media and direct democracy

“The fate of democracies will depend on their ability to produce and disseminate quality…

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

“Funding certainty” for New Zealand public media

The New Zealand government has announced an allocation of $327 million dollars over a three-year…

CBC/Radio-Canada

Russia to close CBC/Radio-Canada Moscow bureau

The closure of the public media organisation's Moscow bureau demonstrates further curtailment of…

ERR Newsroom

“Online is first”: how ERR uses the digital sphere to become a market leader

Erik Roose, the ERR Board Chair, argues how the digital sphere is an opportunity for public media…

Video camera

PSM Weekly | 11 – 17 May 2022

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

PTS Taiwan makes waves at INPUT 2022, announces hosting of INPUT 2023

PTS Taiwan was one of the standouts at the INPUT 2022 conference, as the annual event for global…

SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

Will South Africa’s long-awaited analogue switch-off still go ahead?

The switch-off’s initial 31 March deadline was already pushed back to June, but new legal action is…

Fake news misinformation

New Project: Thwarting disinformation in the Caribbean

Our next project — set to improve the capacity of Caribbean media workers to promote media literacy…

City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan: new leadership, renewed promises for media freedom?

As a new government enters power in Pakistan, what might this mean for the future of Pakistan’s…

Al Jazeera Network building in Doha, Qatar

Shireen Abu Aqla: there must be no impunity for perpetrators

It is critical following Shireen Abu Aqla's death that those responsible are held to account, and…

Participants on the trans-Atlantic Zoom call, clockwise from left: Steve Junker, of CAI, the program’s executive producer; Michel Francois, potter from Cornwall; Jennette Barnes, reporter from CAI; Sarah Caruso, potter from Cape Cod.

From Cornwall to Cape Cod: Collaborative radio project unites coastal stations across Atlantic

Public radio station CAI and community radio station Source FM have joined forces in an innovative…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 4 – 10 May 2022

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

Czech Television

Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Joint statement calling on the Czech Government to live up to its promises to strengthen the…

BBC

New study reveals how audiences undervalue the BBC

A new report provides evidence of how British audiences underestimate the value they get from the…

SBS

SBS: Making elections accessible

SBS has arranged partnerships with ABC and commercial news outlets to simulcast election debates in…

citizen participation

#WPFD2022: Public media leaders speak up for press freedom

The heads of some of the world’s largest public service media organisations highlighted how press…

Cilla Benkö and Jason Rezaian during discussion

#WPFD2022: Threats to independent journalism in democracies around the world

Swedish Radio's Director-General Cilla Benkö gives keynote address at press freedom conference in…

TV cameras

PSM Weekly | World Press Freedom Day 2022

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

tech background digital safety

Global Call Out: World Press Freedom Day 2022

Journalism is under a digital siege, from state & non-state actors, at a time when independent and…

WPFD

World Press Freedom Day 2022: themes from the past 12 months

For World Press Freedom Day 2022, PMA has analysed six press freedom themes which have been…

MRTV broadcasting house

Myanmar military’s effort to silence independent media

On World Press Freedom Day, a year on from Myanmar's military coup, former BBC Burmese editor, Tin…

WPFD

#WPFD2022: What we’re watching, reading, and listening to

For World Press Freedom Day 2022, we’ve rounded up videos, reports, and podcasts to help you catch…

Netflix on a TV

Netflix subscription woes: what can they teach public media?

The idea of introducing Netflix-style subscriptions to finance public media is being flirted with…

Row of people on their phones

PSM Weekly | 20 – 26 April 2022

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

election

How election results can impact PSM

Election results in France and Slovenia could have big implications for PSM; as could forthcoming…

podcasts

Ukraine war: Public media podcasts with unique takes

From an open API to practical info for refugees, pop-up public media podcasts on the Ukraine war…

Colourful ABC logo

All Australians invited to join the ABC’s 90th birthday celebrations

The ABC, turns 90 this year and is inviting all Australians to celebrate the milestone, with…

podcast

PSM Weekly | 13 – 19 April 2022

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

KBS election coverage includes presenting a data show with the Blue House in Seoul as the background using XR. Credit: Korean Broadcasting System

KBS uses “cutting edge technology” in 2022 election coverage

South Korea’s largest and most trusted public broadcaster used technological innovation to push its…

tech background digital safety

PSM Unpacked | Digital safety for journalists

Participants from PMA’s global membership discussed the challenge of digital harassment against…

Mexico City

EFE expands mission to tackle fake news in Latin America

Spanish public news agency, EFE, has signed a partnership with Mexican national broadcaster, SPR,…

Gerard Teuma

GBC CEO and PMA board member Gerard Teuma retires

Gerard Teuma has been on the PMA Board since 2016, and he was Vice President from 2018 to 2021.…

Telecommunications towers

PSM Weekly | 6 – 12 April 2022

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

RRI building in Jakarta

The future of RRI as public radio in Indonesia

This insight provides an analysis of RRI’s ongoing issues and potential solutions for reforming the…

ZDF team

“A strong team for a strong ZDF”

ZDF Press Release: Nadine Bilke and Bettina Schausten become new directors.

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine

The Public Media Alliance signs declaration calling for increased support of independent media and…

Maria Ressa Rappler

Philippines: Government must relent its attacks against independent, public interest media

In the months leading up to the Philippines general election, there have been increased attempts to…

President of Tunisia, Kais Saied

Tunisia: public media journalists strike over government interference

The strike comes after Tunisia's leading journalist union described the public broadcaster as a…

Channel 4

Channel 4 must not be privatised

Privatising Channel 4 means UK audiences could lose something precious: an independent,…

Two microphones and headphones in a podcast studio.

PSM Weekly | 30 March – 5 April 2022

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

Sunny, Korra and Bexx from youth-led LGBTQIA+ program '(in)visible', ABCQueer.

ABCQueer: Australia’s public broadcaster representing marginalised groups

ABCQueer is the Australian public broadcaster's innovative, dedicated channel for representing…

Sally-Ann Wilson: “The need for public media has never been greater”

As Sally-Ann Wilson steps down as CEO of the Public Media Alliance, she reflects on two decades of…

SABC HQ South Africa

South Africa: High Court postpones digital TV migration after pushback

South Africa’s digital TV switchover has been postponed after a last-minute court ruling extended…

TV Tower in Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national public broadcaster faces closure

PMA joins the EFJ, EBU and SEEMO in calling for an urgent resolution to save the Bosnia-Herzegovina…

The highlights of our Haiti crisis management project

Our Haitian crisis management project is now concluded. Here are the project's highlights, from…

Media Uncovered

Media: Uncovered – “What is the future of public media?”

In the second episode of our podcast, we explore the pressures facing public media organisations…

Indira Gandhi airport Terminal 3

Rana Ayyub and press freedom in India

The journalist Rana Ayyub, was stopped from flying from Delhi to London where she was to speak on…

Television Tower, Santiago de Chile

New head of Chile media regulator pushes for more public media

The incoming president of Chile’s media regulator advocated for more public media and greater media…

tech background digital safety

PSM Unpacked: Digital Safety

PMA members: Join us for our next virtual roundtable on digital safety for journalists and news…

Thai PBS Foundation delivered food and consumer goods to support communities during the shortage period. Medical supplies and medical equipment were donated to hospitals and health service centers.

Thai PBS: Above and beyond broadcasting during a pandemic

Covid-19 profoundly changed everyday life for everyone in Thailand. The public broadcaster, Thai…

Television studio gallery

PSM Weekly | 23 – 29 March 2022

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

RTV Slovenia

RTV Slovenija’s Programming Council accused of restricting union activity

A Slovenian journalists’ union has accused the Council of adopting measures which restrict trade…

BBC UK building

BBC files UN complaint about online violence towards women journalists

It is the second appeal in two months the BBC World Service has made to the UN regarding fears…

Grayscale press conference

PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 March 2022

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

Media Uncovered

Public Media Alliance launches new podcast

Media: Uncovered is a brand-new podcast from the Public Media Alliance, which will feature stories…

Screenshot of Czech TV's new website dedicated for children about the about the Russia-Ukraine war

Czech Television’s services for children on Russia-Ukraine war

Czech Television has launched a new service for children to seek information and ask questions…

RFI, France 24, France Médias Monde building

Mali: Suspension of France 24 and RFI must be revoked

France 24 and Radio France Internationale (RFI), were suspended by Mali authorities on Wednesday…

RNZ Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson: media merger a ‘watershed’

The new media merger is a "watershed" moment for New Zealand public media, to be set up for the…

France Television

France: Public media scrutinised ahead of election

Ahead of France's presidential election next month, incumbent Emmanuel Macron has promised to…

A satellite image of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption.

Covering the Tongan tsunami from abroad, with no communications

Tongan journalist Agnes Tupou reflects on how they provided reassurance to Tongan people abroad…

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Russian journalist fined after on-air protest

Russian journalist, Marina Ovsyannikova, was fined after disrupting state broadcaster Channel One…

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PSM Weekly | 9 – 15 March 2022

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

Björn Löfdahl

Swedish Radio announces free-to-use daily news podcast in Russian

Starting this week, Swedish Radio will publish a daily news podcast in Russian about the war in…

NPR CPB funding

US public media $50m funding boost approved

The Public Media Alliances welcomes the increase in federal funding approved by Congress for the…

ZDF Berlin

Dr. Thomas Bellut bids farewell as ZDF Director-General

Thomas Bellut stepped down as ZDF’s Director General on 10 March. Bellut's achievements were…

Yle

Finland: Law amendment imposes restrictions on Yle textual content

The Finnish Parliament has approved an amendment to the Yle Act that imposes restrictions on its…

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand to establish new giant public media entity

The New Zealand government has announced details of the new public media entity, which will see the…

Reporters writing in notepads

PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 March 2022

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

HAITI PROJECT UPDATE: #IWD2022 event follows successful workshop

As a prelude to International Women's Day 2022, PMA and its partners organised an event in Haiti on…

Radio Nacional de Colombia logo

Colombia’s local radio stations working for peace

In Colombia, local radio stations are being established to help communities rebuild after decades…

The Kremlin, Moscow

Public media goes silent from Russia

A host of public media organisations have decided to stop broadcasting out of Russia due to safety…

VOA USAGM

International broadcasters face potential ban in Turkey

Voice of America and Deutsche Welle are facing potential bans in Turkey after they refused to apply…

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

New Zealand: Announcement of public media merger imminent

The long-awaited decision on the merger between New Zealand's radio and television public media…

Global Task Force

Erklärung der Global Task Force zum Angriff auf Rundfunkeinrichtungen in Kiew

Die 'Global Task Force for public media' (GTF) verurteilt den russischen Angriff auf einen…

Global Task Force

Global Task Force statement on the attack of broadcasting facilities in Kyiv

The Global Task Force (GTF) for public media condemns the Russian attack at a TV tower and…

BBC Plaque

Millions of Russians turn to BBC News

Figures released by the BBC show millions of Russians are turning to BBC News: their Russian…

Kyiv tower

PMA condemns attack on Kyiv TV tower

The Public Media Alliance condemns any targeted attacks by Russia on the broadcasting…

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PSM Weekly | 23 February – 1 March 2022

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

UNESCO IPDC

HAITI PROJECT BEGINS: Capacity building of journalist reporting in crisis situations

Our journalist safety and disinformation project for Haitian media professionals begins tomorrow…

Ukraine protests Warsaw

Statement of Support for Ukraine and Ukrainian Journalists

The Public Media Alliance joins over 70 organisations to stand in solidarity with the people of…

NBC

Africa: PSM regional roundup

2022 is revealing itself to be yet another testing year for independent media in Africa. But some…

Groupe de Travail Mondial

Déclaration du GTM sur l’attaque visant des infrastructures de radiodiffusion à Kiev

2 mars 2022 - Le Groupe de travail mondial (GTM) pour les médias publics condamne l’attaque russe…

KBS building in Seoul

KBS’ Covid-19 emergency broadcasting helps country’s pandemic response

The Korean Broadcasting System’s (KBS) emergency content has played a crucial role during the…

PBS

PBS’ Innovation Centers

A new production initiative by the US’ Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) exemplifies how public…

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PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 February 2022

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

Gary Allen RJRGLEANER

The Existential Threat posed by Big Tech Platforms to Caribbean Journalism and Democracy

"This paper is not alarmist. It is not sensational": Jamaica's RJRGLEANER Communication Group on…

Channel 4

UK: Channel 4 makes history with Winter Paralympics

It's the first time a broadcaster has featured an all-disabled presenting line-up for a major…

MFC main stage in Tallinn

The future of the Media Freedom Coalition

A reset is required to steer the MFC towards greater success in the future and have more of an…

US Capitol Building

Congress to vote on $565 million funding for US public media

A crunch vote for crucial US public media funding in Congress is days away, and politicians are…

KINGS - RNZ Music Live Session 2

Public media and the fight for young audiences

Reaching younger audiences remains an ongoing challenge. Why does this really matter? And how are…

Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

“Free society cannot exist without free media…” A round-up of the third Global Conference for Media Freedom in Estonia.

PMA CEO Sally-Ann Wilson reports from the third conference associated with the Media Freedom…

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PSM Weekly | 9 – 15 February 2022

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

Digital radio

Five public media audio trends to keep an eye on in 2022

Recent trends – from increased podcast listenership to more diverse audiences – indicate promising…

SBS Radio World Radio Day

Trust in public radio – World Radio Day 2022

Join us in celebrating radio as the most trusted, prevalent, and accessible medium around the…

ABC HQ Sydney

Explainer: ABC funding freeze reversed

ABC's funding freeze reversal has been met with both approval and criticism. We unpack the…

BBC

BBC files urgent complaint to UN against Iran’s ongoing harassment of BBC News Persian journalists and their families

The urgent complaint comes as Liliane Landor, Senior Controller of BBC International News and…

Media freedom

More must be done to defend journalists and media freedom

The Media Freedom Coalition - Consultative Network calls on the Media Freedom Coalition to take…

Canada

Canada: PMA condemns harassment of journalists

PMA is deeply troubled by reports of growing harassment, intimidation and threats towards…

Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 February 2022

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

LRT RADIO’s multilingual radio shows

Over the past year, LRT RADIO has experimented with new ways to provide minority groups with…

Sign of Deutsche Welle on a wall

Deutsche Welle Russian office closed down

The closure of Deutsche Welle’s Moscow bureau by the Kremlin is an egregious breach of media…

World Radio Day

World Radio Day 2022

This year, the theme of World Radio Day is based around trust – a fitting theme which recognises…

CBC/Radio-Canada

‘AccessCBC’ – CBC’s new initiative for creators with disabilities

Canada’s public broadcaster recently launched AccessCBC, a new initiative focused on increasing…

Our Work

Global Conference for Media Freedom 2022

The Public Media Alliance will be in attendance at the third Global Conference on Media Freedom…

Sally-Ann Wilson change

Change for PMA

Sally-Ann Wilson will be stepping down as the CEO of the Public Media Alliance at the end of March…