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PSM Weekly | 6 – 12 January 2021

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


RNZ Paul Thompson

Public media in 2021: The cornerstone of sustainable media

Strong and independent public media are more important than ever, as the past year has shown.


Poland

Poland: Media independence and pluralism under threat from state-backed companies

Growth in ownership by state-backed companies reignites concerns that government is tightening its control over the country’s media.


Recent News


Small Screen, Big Debate: The Future of Public Service Media | PMA’s Initial Response

While the review may propose opportunities for public media to become more financially stable, relevant and reach all audiences, Ofcom must ensure that, first and foremost, it protects the key…

PSM Weekly | 2 – 8 December 2020

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

Global Security Bill sparks fears for press freedom in France

French government says it plans to rewrite controversial clause in new Global Security Bill amid serious concerns about its impact on press freedom and the ability of journalists to hold authorities…

PSM Weekly | 25 November – 1 December 2020

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

Focus on PSM: Yle 

From new language services to the challenges of a proposal to limit Finland's public broadcasting Act, catch up with recent news about Finnish public broadcaster Yle

Podcasts and public media: children’s content

In this edition of our podcast series, we explore the growth in public media podcasts for children and their role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Insight | Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities

Swedish Radio CEO, Cilla Benkö, and Programme Director, Björn Löfdahl, write about the importance of impartial media in light of the polarised debate we have seen in the US in recent times, and in…

How coronavirus might have changed TV viewing habits for good, and what that means for public service broadcasting

New research reveals how coronavirus is changing viewing habits in the UK and what impact this might have on the country's public broadcasters

PSM Weekly | 18 – 24 November 2020

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

Insight | Yes, the world needs more Canada

Globalization. Nationalism and populism. Disinformation and mistrust of institutions. Online hate. In a noisy, chaotic world brimming with content, your national public broadcaster is an important…

We’re in it together

COVID-19 has been described as an "extinction-level crisis" for some media organisations, with serious implications for media pluralism. But there is hope, as initiatives in the US, Australia and…