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ORF: New leadership, a licence fee increase, and independence concerns

A new Director-General will lead ORF from next year. But there are independence concerns surrounding the election process.


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Code of Conduct: “Truly distinct” and “absolutely necessary”

The newly-launched Code of Conduct was heralded as a “truly distinct” piece of work and "absolutely necessary" for public trust in media.


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Letter: Serious concerns over Ofcom Chair recruitment process

Joint letter to the UK's Commissioner for Public Appointments regarding our extreme concern at the opaque, ongoing process to appoint a new Chair of media regulator Ofcom.


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STA needs long-term, viable and sustainable funding

Slovenian authorities must now commit to providing STA with secure funding, with protection from state capture and political interference. 

Project update: South Asia conflict sensitive reporting project nears completion

Our South Asia conflict reporting and journalist safety project is nearly complete, with a code of conduct set to launch in the coming weeks.

PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 November 2021

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

Media experts address challenges facing Southeast Asian media landscape

Media experts from across Southeast Asia reviewed a draft research report on the impacts of COVID-19 on the SEA region.

Beyond the licence fee: more PSM considering new funding models

The licence fee has remained a popular funding model for PSM. But it's under threat, and broadcasters are searching for an alternative.

LRT RADIO: Reducing the COVID confusion

How Lithuania’s public radio helped to reduce confusion about COVID-19 with an original, multilingual approach.

Hong Kong: Guise of national security interests continues to restrict life and media

A new film censorship bill threatens freedom of expression in Hong Kong. It joins other changes affecting civil society and media in the city.

PSM Weekly | Impunity must end

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

Cilla Benkö: Toxic for society when crime goes unpunished

In nine cases out of ten, around the world, a person who kills a journalist is not punished. Read Cilla Benkö's op-ed calling for an end to impunity for crimes against journalists.

Local Democracy Reporting Service: A model for public broadcasters?

In 2017, the BBC launched the Local Democracy Reporting Service to support the production of public interest journalism by local newsrooms.

Public media and COP26 coverage

Public media organisations have comprehensive and ambitious plans to cover the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow across all platforms.