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Attacks on Public Media are an Attack on Democracy

In early June, Facebook announced that it had begun labelling content originating from state-controlled media organisations. This is the most recent…


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Space for independent and critical media continues to shrink in Pakistan

It has now been 139 days since the arbitrary arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of the Geo-Jang Group. The Public Media Alliance…


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Diversity and Public Media

It is time for all public media mandates to place diversity and representation centre stage.


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GBC ordered to reduce channels by half

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation has been sent a directive from the Ministry of Communications ordering it to reduce the number of channels it operates on the National Digital Terrestrial…

Insight | Why Public Media Will Not Survive Without Real Citizen Participation

In a dynamic and brutally competitive media landscape, it is time for public media to get serious about citizen participation says Marius Dragomir. 

Guyana: Covering an election during a pandemic

There has been an added burden for media covering COVID-19 in Guyana: the country held a general election in March, with the results yet to be announced.

ABC Update: Cuts and AFP continue to challenge public broadcaster

The latest developments from the public broadcaster’s Five-Year Plan and last year’s unprecedented police raid.

PSM Weekly | 8 – 14 July 2020

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

Responsible coverage of COVID-19 in the Caribbean

As newsrooms across the Caribbean continue to face the challenge of COVID-19, how are they adapting to maintain effective, responsible and ethical journalism during the crisis?

Independent media in grave danger in the Philippines

The shutdown of ABS-CBN and the conviction of Maria Ressa are direct attacks on independent media and a huge blow to press freedom in the Philippines.

Over-75’s licence fee: Where the responsibility lies

A great deal of ‘anti-BBC’ flak is flying at the moment as the public broadcaster has announced that it will end the provision of free licences for most over-75’s on 1 August 2020. But we must be…

#HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines

Sixty press freedom groups and civil society organisations, journalism institutions, filmmakers, and other supporters have formed a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the…

Focus On PSM | Korean Broadcasting System

As the largest public broadcaster in South Korea, KBS has the highest reach among radio and television audiences. Here we take snapshot of its key characteristics, its role and the country's wider…

COVID-19: Amplifying the threats to public media

From political interference to funding cuts, many independent public media organisations are facing both new and ongoing threats. Here we reflect on some of these challenges, many of which have been…