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PSM Weekly | 23 – 29 June 2021

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


Germany ARD ZDF

Focus on PSM: Germany

From funding and political pressures to journalist safety, public media in Germany faces an array of challenges. Read our latest update.


Channel 4

What the public stand to lose if Channel 4 is privatised

The UK’s public media landscape has faced significant turbulence under the current government, but a proposal to privatise Channel 4 could cause irreversible damage.


Recent News


New CIMA report on independent media in the Balkans

This timely new report by CIMA offers an in-depth update on the state of independent media in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Update: Bosnian PSB to stay on air?

Internal and external debts could have led to suspended services for Bosnian PSB BHRT but last minute deal with parliament keeps it on-air.

Anonymous hackers take down South African broadcaster's website

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has recently been subjected to a series of cyber-attacks from the Anonymous group as a protest against alleged censorship.

The week in public service media

Our weekly round-up of public service media news stories from around the world.

Our 2016 AGM & Global Conference

We are pleased to announce our AGM and Global Conference, which will be held on 13th and 14th September 2016 in Montréal, Canada.

Calls for licence fee reform in Ireland

The Republic of Ireland’s public broadcaster, RTÉ, has called for licence fee reform after a controversial alternative was scrapped amidst an ongoing decline in public funding.

Fired CEO returns to his role at Brazilian broadcasting company

Public service broadcasting in Brazil regains its autonomy as the CEO of the communications company EBC can now return to his position after being fired by interim president

The week in public service media

Our weekly round-up of public service media news stories from around the world.

CBC/Radio Canada doubles efforts to bring investigative journalism to a digital audience

As many question the future of investigative journalism and public broadcasting in the digital age, the CBC aims to double its efforts to inform audiences across a range of digital and mobile…

Bosnian PSB to suspend broadcasting

The Bosnia and Herzegovinian Radio and Television (BHRT) service will temporarily suspend broadcasting from the 30 June as a result of longstanding financial difficulties

The week in public service media

Our new weekly round-up of public service media news stories from around the world.