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PSM Weekly | 22 – 28 July 2020

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


GBC Ghana

Update: Directive to shutdown GBC channels suspended

Suspension follows widespread criticism of the directive as being a form of undue interference in the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.


MBC Malawi

Malawi: Is now the time to reform MBC?

Following the country’s historic election re-run, could this be the time to transform the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation into a public broadcaster…


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PSM Weekly | 17 – 23 June 2020

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

Concerns for local coverage as the BBC looks to make cuts

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on local journalism and content as the BBC looks to make regional cuts in England.

Easing lockdown: Public media’s roadmap to resuming production

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease across some parts of the world, many industries are starting to reopen. A return to content production is also taking place. But what might this ‘new normal’…

SABC launches sustainability model

The South African public broadcaster, SABC, has launched its new ‘Target Operating Model’, a roadmap for its long-term sustainability. 

PSM Weekly | 10 – 16 June 2020

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

Insight | Jamie Angus on why trusted news should have access to chat apps

BBC World Service Director, Jamie Angus, explains why trusted news services should have access to chat apps such as WhatsApp to combat disinformation during crises and emergencies.

Conviction of Maria Ressa is a further attack on press freedom in the Philippines

The Public Media Alliance condemns the guilty verdict against Rappler founder and editor-in-chief, Maria Ressa, and journalist, Reynaldo Santos Jr, under the Cybercrime Prevention Act as a further…

ABC to cut programming, services and jobs

The Australian public broadcaster will be revealing plans to cut programming and services, with approximately 250 jobs being lost in the process.

The impact of COVID-19 on local news in the Caribbean region

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on journalism around the world. But while much has been said about its impact in Europe and North America, what has its impact been on news outlets…

PSM Weekly | 3 – 9 June 2020

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

Staying Safe: Tools and resources for reporting on protests

It is vital that journalists are free to safely report on protests. But amidst the challenges of reporting protests during a global pandemic, there has been a spike in the number of attacks on…