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Statement: The future of the BBC licence fee

The Public Media Alliance has serious concerns over the decision to freeze the licence fee which funds The BBC.


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PSM Weekly | 12 – 18 January 2022

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


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BBC funding freeze: the importance of a licence fee

BBC's funding freeze and talks of a new funding model raise the question of the continued value, or not, of the licence fee as a funding mechanism.


Recent News


Maria Ressa: Charges must be dropped

As the journalist gets up to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, she will do so with numerous state-authorised charges against her.

PSM Weekly | 1 – 7 December 2021

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

Kyrgyzstan: Independence of public media being undermined

A law amendment being proposed by the Kyrgyzstan government risks completely eroding the limited independence of the public broadcaster, OTRK.

France: Inquiry into media concentration begins

The Senate inquiry comes weeks after Reporters Without Borders criticised a French media mogul and called for the revision of legislation on media concentration.

The importance of ethics when reporting on conflict

"A regional outline of the issues and key challenges” – keynote address by Dhruba Hari Adhikary on how ethics and conflict reporting interact.

Explainer: RTV SLO programming shake-up criticised

The 2022 programme production plan for Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO) has been met with widespread criticism. We explain the situation.

PSM Weekly | 24 – 30 November 2021

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

PSM Unpacked: PMA hosts roundtable on commercial funding for public media

In our first PSM Unpacked roundtable, participants discussed common challenges, opportunities and best practices relating to commercial funding.

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.

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.

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.