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

SSR SRG’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 satellite

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.

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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: PMA members discuss 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…

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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.