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European Parliament: During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels (8-11 March 2021), MEPs debate Government attempts to silence free media in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia. Extracts from the debate.

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Tom Hourigan, senior journalist, BBC News, on reporters’ mental health during the pandemic

Journalism.co.uk: A new website encourages journalists to open up about the stress and anxiety caused by the lockdown. We spoke to the founder about what newsroom leaders must do to better look after their staff.

Inside the Drive to Create a ‘Global Fund’ for Public Interest Journalism

UN Dispatch: The business of journalism has suffered mightily in the past several years. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic many independent media outlets were hanging on by a thread. When the pandemic hit, it was like a mass extinction event for journalism. This is true in the United States,  Europe and the developed world but even more so in poorer countries.

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ALGERIA: Algeria threatens to withdraw France 24 press accreditation over ‘blatant bias’

The New Arab: Broadcaster France 24 has been threatened by Algerian authorities over alleged bias in its reporting of the pro-democracy Hirak protests.

 GHANA: MFWA Sues Media Regulator Over Right to Information Request on Shutdown of Radio Stations

MFWA: In what may be the first Court case since the coming into force of Ghana’s Right to Information (RTI) Law, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has filed a suit at an Accra High Court against Ghana’s media frequency regulator, National Communications Authority (NCA).

KENYA: Media urged to highlight government programmes

KBC: The government has expressed concern over skewed coverage of development projects and programmes across the country by a section of the local media.

LIBERIA: Press Union of Liberia Considers Litigation to Reprimand Security Forces’ Heavy-Handedness

Via All Africa: To mark one year of Liberian journalists rally in Monrovia to detest the brutalization of media practitioners, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) says litigation is the best reprimand for security forces’ heavy-handedness.

NIGERIA: Nigeria’s DSO Team Alleges Switchover Delays Were Due Lack of Financial Support

Broadcast Media Africa: The Nigerian Presidential Implementation Committee on Digital Switch Over (called the Digiteam) has alleged that the government withheld the startup funds to implement the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.

SOUTH AFRICA: Multichoice supports calls for a household ‘TV tax’ in South Africa

Business Tech: Pay-TV operator Multichoice says that it supports the SABC’s proposals to introduce a household levy to help save the national broadcaster.

SOUTH AFRICA: SABC Radio Announces Appointment Of Four Radio Business Managers

SABC: The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of four Business Managers (BM) to oversee six of its radio stations. These critical appointments form part of the new structure of the corporation’s Radio portfolio that will ensure audience and revenue growth. 

SOUTH AFRICA: Why a commercialised SABC could marginalise parts of SA’s population (Opinion – Paywall)

News 24

ZAMBIA: Online Broadcasting Regulations Underway In Zambia 

Broadcast Media Africa: Director-General Josephine Mapoma from the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in Zambia has shared the authority’s plan to enforce guidelines and code of ethics for online broadcasting stations.

REGIONAL: IFJ and FAJ call on African governments to give priority to journalists for COVID-19 vaccinations 

IFJ: The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Pan-African Organization of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has called on African Governments to give priority to journalists for the COVID 19 vaccinations since they have already been designated as frontline workers. 

CHINA: China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures

RSF: To mark World Day Against Cyber Censorship on March 12, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) unveils figures showing that China is reaching unprecedented levels of cybercensorship.

CHINA & UK: China: Chinese embassy criticises BBC reporting as biased

IFJ: China’s embassy in the United Kingdom has issued a letter to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) critiquing its reporting on China and urging the national broadcaster to “abandon bias”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its UK affiliate, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), reject Chinese authorities’ repeated targeted attacks on the BBC and call for respect for freedom of the press internationally.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK cancels programme set to discuss Beijing’s electoral overhaul – report

HKFP: The axing of the programme, reportedly less than one hour before it was due to go on air, is the second such cancellation since a new broadcasting chief took over.

INDIA: India’s digital media regulation sparks fears of curbs on press freedom

Reuters: India’s new oversight of digital news platforms is drawing protest from the media industry and activists who fear the rules will curb press freedom in the world’s largest democracy.

JAPAN: Governing board of Japan’s NHK unanimously reappoints controversial chairman

The Mainichi: NHK’s Board of Governors on March 9 unanimously reappointed Chairman Shunzo Morishita, who remains suspected of violating the Broadcasting Act by intervening in the public broadcaster’s coverage of a scandal in 2018.

JAPAN: NHK unveils Great East Japan Earthquake content for international market

Real Screen: Japanese public broadcaster NHK and its commercial distribution arm, NHK Enterprises, are commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the ensuing tsunami that claimed the lives of more than 20,000 people, with projects for the international marketplace.

MALAYSIA: Malaysia Uses Emergency Powers to Impose ‘Fake News’ Law

VOA: Malaysia is using new powers under emergency rule to increase jail time for spreading what authorities call fake news about the coronavirus pandemic or the emergency itself, sidestepping the usual route through Parliament.

MYANMAR: Myanmar coup: Military cracks down on free speech, press freedom

DW: Myanmar’s junta is seeking to control the flow of information by putting pressure on journalists, imposing stricter censorship laws and internet blockades.

MYANMAR: Myanmar’s Media Freedoms Could Vanish in Months, Journalist Says

VOA: Myanmar’s military has imposed martial law in its latest move to suppress widespread protests over the February 1 coup, with journalists warning of continued media suppression.

PAKISTAN: Shahzad Akbar Expresses Concern over PEMRA’s Illegal Actions against BOL News

Via Pakistan Press Foundation: Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar has expressed his views over the illegal actions taken by chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig while speaking to host Jameel Farooqui in BOL News’ Program ‘National Debate‘.

PHILIPPINES: #HoldTheLine coalition pushes press freedom campaign as Ressa, Talabong face court

Rappler: Several advocates and groups join the coalition’s campaign to help independent media hold the line.

SOUTH KOREA & INDIA: KBS to Make Efforts to Enhance Korea-India Friendship and Collaboration in Media

KBS: KBS President and CEO, Yang Sung-dong, received an official visit by Indian Ambassador to Korea, Ms. Sripriya Ranganathan, on 11th March, 2021. Ambassador Ranganathan commenced her diplomatic duties as head of the Indian Government representative in the country in October, 2018. 

TAIWAN: Ministry invites PTS in limited bid for English video platform

RTI: The culture ministry is working on setting up a new English video platform for Taiwan that has a budget of NT$1 billion (about US$30 million). The Central News Agency has been allocated NT$ 30 million (about US$1 million) for the initial planning stage.

TIBET: Sharing News About Tibet Is High Risk for All Involved


AUSTRALIA: ABC boss David Anderson defends broadcaster’s independence

Sydney Morning Herald: ABC managing director David Anderson has launched a strong defence of the independence of the public broadcaster from government intervention, amid a deepening rift with the federal government over its political coverage.

AUSTRALIA: ABC NEWS marks International Women’s Day and announces The 50:50 Equality Project (Press release)

ABC Australia: On Monday the ABC held a virtual International Women’s Day event, with Leigh Sales hosting our briefing on how The 50:50 Project has moved the dial on the representation of women in the ABC’s news coverage.

AUSTRALIA: Australian stories – culture, identity and the importance of our cultural industries (Speech) 

ABC Australia

AUSTRALIA: Christian Porter sues ABC for defamation after broadcaster revealed historical rape allegation

SBS News: Attorney-General Christian Porter has launched defamation action against the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan, accusing them of damaging his reputation. 

AUSTRALIA: Christian Porter’s defamation action threatens to further chill public interest journalism (Opinion)

The Guardian: Politicians have long used defamation law to protect their personal reputations and as a strategic tool in shaping political communication.

FIJI: FBC official radio partners for National Disability Awards

FBC: The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation today signed an agreement with the National Disability Awards confirming their place as official radio partners.

NEW ZEALAND: BSA to stop hearing complaints about te reo Māori on air (Listen)

RNZ: About time – that is the resounding response to the Broadcasting Standards Authority decision that it will not take any more complaints from people upset about the use of te reo Māori on air and on-screen.

NEW ZEALAND: Claims of cancel culture and media bias get political (Listen)

RNZ: Against a backdrop of gripes about ‘cancel culture’ in the media, the National Party’s broadcasting spokesperson has warned bias, balance and political influence need to be addressed – and news media might go soft on the government giving them more money. But she was once a programme-maker who faced similar questions herself. Mediawatch asks her where she thinks the problem lies.

NEW ZEALAND: Talking to the Prime Minister (Listen)

RNZ: If you’re the most popular prime minister in years why would you put up with a radio host barking questions at you by appointment every Tuesday?  

NEW ZEALAND: TVNZ/RNZ merger: Who holds the cards? (Comment)

Newsroom: The Minister for Broadcasting and Media appears committed to establishing a new broadcaster to replace RNZ and TVNZ. But strengthening public interest media will be complicated and potentially costly, writes Stephen Parker.

REGIONAL: Are telecommunications in the Pacific at risk? (Comment)

Asia & The Pacific Policy Society: The telecommunication sector is crucial to the Pacific region’s development, but threats to infrastructure from natural disasters and cybersecurity issues mean the region is still vulnerable to disconnection, Amanda H A Watson writes.

AUSTRIA: Newspapers and broadcasters are fighting for 34 million digital subsidies (German)

Der Standard: A number of statements call for earmarking of digital tax revenues for new digital funding.

BULGARIA: Proposals Made To Tackle ‘Dire’ Press-Freedom Situation In Bulgaria

RFE/RL: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published 10 recommendations on how to address the “dire” situation of press freedom in Bulgaria, saying it seeks to stimulate a national debate on this “vital” matter in the run-up to elections next month.

CROATIA: Veteran Reporter Accuses Croatian Broadcaster of Revenge Sacking

Balkan Insight: Longtime reporter and union leader Hrvoje Zovko says Croatia’s national broadcaster HRT has dismissed him again because his outspokenness on censorship at the organisation angered the management.

FRANCE: RSF reiterates call for article 24’s deletion from “global security” bill

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) stands by its opposition to article 24 of the proposed “global security” bill although the French Senate’s law commission rewrote it on 3 March. If the Senate, which is due to examine the bill this week, insists on keeping this article, it should be incorporated into the 1881 press freedom law rather than the penal code in order to minimize the threat to journalists and press freedom, RSF says.

GERMANY: 2021: ARD and ZDF will not offer UHD (German)

Digital Fernsehen: The public broadcasters are apparently not planning any UHD broadcasts for the EM 2021.

GERMANY & HUNGARY: A lot of hope, a lot of skepticism (German)

Deutschlandfunk: Deutsche Welle is launching a new offer for Hungary at the end of the month. Above all on social media, people want to draw “a realistic picture” of Europe and Hungary and work with independent media. But some media critical of the government are critical of Deutsche Welle’s offer.

GREECE: Growing Alarm over Threats to Media Freedoms in Greece

Balkan Insight: Journalists in Greece say censorship, intimidation and restrictions on access are getting worse under the ruling conservatives.

HUNGARY: Hungary Denies Independent Radio’s Frequency Bid Amid Media Freedom Concerns

RFE/RL: Hungary’s media regulator on March 11 rejected an application from one of the country’s last independent news radio stations to regain its broadcasting frequency in what the International Press Institute (IPI) called “yet another afront” to press freedom in the European Union member state.

ICELAND & SWEDEN: Nordic co-operation must curb RUV’s negative expenditure spiral (Danish)

Nordvision: RUV’s expenses for handling streaming have risen sharply in recent years. A close collaboration with SVT must help put an end to this.

LITHUANIA: Lithuania’s Public Broadcaster and Commercial Rivals Clash over State Funding

Nieman Reports: Public funding of broadcasting is a cherished cornerstone of European democracies. In Lithuania, commercial stations argue state-financed budgets give the country’s public broadcaster an unfair advantage.

POLAND: Poland on brink of having no independent media (Opinion)

EU Observer 

POLAND, HUNGARY & SLOVENIA: MEPs express concerns over attacks on media in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia

EU News: Free and independent media are vital for democratic societies, MEPs say, calling on the Commission and Council to defend them vigorously.

SERBIA: Smear Campaign Tries to Link Serbian Journalists to Criminal Network

VOA: Pro-government media in Serbia are attempting to discredit the investigative outlet KRIK by falsely linking it to the suspected leader of a criminal network, the site’s editor-in-chief says. 

SLOVENIA: European Parliament Report Expresses Concerns About Janša’s Attacks on Media

Total Slovenia News: A European Parliament policy department service compiled an in-depth document on the situation in Slovenia in preparation for Friday’s session of the Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group. The document, which is for internal use only, also details Prime Minister Janez Janša’s attacks on media.

SPAIN: The first candidates for the RTVE Council appear in the Senate “out of dignity” and “respect” (Spanish)

El Confidencial Digital: The first candidates called by the Senate to expose their credentials to be advisers of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) have appeared this Thursday for “out of dignity” and “respect”, despite the fact that the parties have already agreed who will be the members of this body.

SWEDEN: The importance of minority languages ​​in SVT (Blog – Swedish)


UK: BBC announces new Bitesize learning plans

BBC News: The BBC has announced plans to continue providing learning support to teachers and pupils into the summer months.

UK: BBC’s critics ‘couldn’t cope’ if it were gone, claims former chairman (Paywall)

The Telegraph

UK: BBC shares detail of ambitious plans to build commercial income (Press Release)

BBC Media Centre: The BBC today sets out its ambition to ‘build commercial income’ – one of four top priorities set out by Tim Davie in his first week as Director-General, and now underway to modernise the BBC and offer better value to every licence fee payer. As well as an ambition to build commercial income, these priorities are to renew the BBC’s commitment to impartiality; to focus on unique, high impact content; and to extract more from online.

UK: Devolution of broadcasting powers gets cross-party support

BBC News: Calls for more powers over broadcasting to be devolved to Wales have been backed unanimously by a cross-party Senedd inquiry.

UK: UK risks echoing ‘toxic’ US media without strong regulator, says BBC anchor

The Guardian: With Ofcom under scrutiny, Clive Myrie defends regulation and argues US opinion hosts ‘shape minds’.

UKRAINE: Closure of radio stations in Kharkiv region: who needs and benefits from it? (Ukrainian)

NSJU: The regional municipal radio station Balakliya FM, which broadcasts in the Kharkiv region and rebroadcasts Ukrainian Radio and Radio Promin, is under threat of closure. Together with her , Radio Izyum falls out of favor with local deputies. The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine is concerned about the curtailment of local broadcasting and calls on local authorities to seek support for radio stations, and on government officials to provide real protection for the information space. 

ARGENTINA: Rosario Lufrano admitted the bags with $ 4 million on Public TV: “The irregularity was detected in time” (Spanish)

Infobae: The president of the state channel revealed details of the investigation following a suspicious maneuver that occurred at the station.

BRAZIL: A year of pandemic: journalists reinvent themselves with home office and new technologies (Portuguese)

NSC Total: Live broadcasts from the living room, home studios and fact-checking tools and data journalism have become part of the routine.

BRAZIL: Brazil: Access to vital information blocked as Covid-19 cases surged in Amazonas state

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COLOMBIA: Participate! We are looking for 10 shorts for ‘Made in Colombia’ (Opportunity – Spanish)

RTVC: RTVCPlay, our free entertainment platform, is open until March 22 at 5:00 p.m., a call to select ten new Colombian short films within the framework of the #HechoEnColombia strategy.

COLOMBIA: Public TV and audiovisual industry: from Colombia to the world (Opinion – Spanish)

El Tiempo: The ICT Ministry will increase the budget for this sector to $ 311,000 million.

MEXICO: How two Mexican media startups have survived the COVID-19 crisis

IJNet: Digital media startups over the past year have dealt with major economic and societal challenges due to COVID-19. Two independent news sites in Mexico, Verificado.com.mx and La Verdad de Ciudad Juárez, have not only weathered the global health crisis — they’ve managed to grow their newsrooms thanks to well-defined, flexible business models.

NICARAGUA: How the Nicaraguan government is suppressing freedom of the press (Opinion)

El País: The editor of the newspaper ‘Confidencial’ recounts how his officers were seized and repurposed by President Daniel Ortega in an open attack against independent media. 

REGIONAL: Brazil has more journalists killed by COVID-19 in Latin America (Portuguese)

O Estado: Latin America tops the list of deaths by region, with more than 460 cases; Brazil holds 111 of the fatal cases.

REGIONAL: Covering the COVID-19 vaccines: Register now for Knight Center’s new free online course in four languages (Opportunity)

Knight Center: With the arrival of vaccines against COVID-19, journalists, communicators and the fact-checking community around the world have tried their best to cover the vaccination efforts and help the general public understand the current stage of the global pandemic that took hold one year ago.

REGIONAL: Knight Center opens registrations for the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism (Event) 

Knight Center: After bringing together nearly 2,000 students from 50 countries for the online course “Diversity in News and Newsrooms,” the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin will hold the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism on March 26 and 27.

LEBANON: Lebanon: A Lion Pit for Journalism (Opinion)


SYRIA: Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria

RSF: On the tenth anniversary of the anti-government uprising that began Syria’s civil war, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) evaluates this war’s devastating impact on the country’s media and journalists, of whom hundreds have been killed and at least another hundred have disappeared or have fled abroad.

TURKEY: Global body criticizes Turkey over pressure against critical media

Arab News: The International Press Institute (IPI)… condemned the latest set of fines issued by Turkey’s media regulator, the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) on Thursday, against several dissident TV stations over their critical broadcasting.

YEMEN: At least 3 journalists detained overnight in Yemen, pressured not to cover protests

CPJ: On February 18, 2021, police in Hadramout Governorate, Yemen, detained at least three journalists and forced at least two of them to sign statements promising not to cover political protests in the region, according to the a statement by the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, a local press freedom group, and Mohammed al-Yezidi, a local reporter familiar with the detentions, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app.

REGIONAL: There is a long road ahead for Arab journalists and free speech (Opinion)

Al Jazeera: Since the Arab Spring, the media has been muzzled, but independent voices and a new US president offer hope.

CANADA: Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative program is renewed to fund community news


CANADA: Closing of HuffPost Canada ‘abrupt’ and ‘devastating,’ editor says

CBC News: Midday announcement and decision to immediately stop publishing caught staff off guard

CANADA: Introducing CBC Lite: A low-bandwidth solution (Blog) 

CBC/Radio-Canada: We are very proud to officially launch CBC Lite, available at cbc.ca/lite. The internet is getting bigger, and with it, the amount of information sent for each web page load continues to increase exponentially. For those of us lucky enough to have high-speed internet access, we’ve now been opened up to the options of high-definition video and audio streaming. Pages can load large, complicated components, and data can zip back and forth at lightning speeds. 

CANADA, BELGIUM & FRANCE: Special edition “Generation Covid”: How do young people cope? (Press Release)

RTBF: How do young people cope? What solutions have they put in place to stay the course? RTBF, France 24, France TV, TV5- Monde, Radio-Canada and RTS are setting out to meet this generation who is struggling with the period of confinement and the restrictions on social contacts with which it has been confronted for a year, in order to give them a voice and better understand their reality at the heart of the health crisis.

US: Community Broadcaster: Off Road (Commentary)

Radio World: New reports on listening habits brought on by the pandemic are must-reads for stations. Even as states and the federal government are reviewing existing policies related to COVID-19, new audience habits may be here to stay. And, with that, our past ways of talking about radio may need to adjust.

US: Congress Passes Relief for Public Media Stations

Protect My Public Media: Across the country, public media stations are the heart of their communities, acting as classrooms and forums for civil dialogue and local connection – and essential sources of local news, information, and education. Now, thanks to our grassroots network’s outreach, they have a lifeline to make it through the pandemic.

US: For public media stations, authentic partnerships are essential (Q&A)

CPB: A Q&A with station survey researcher James Marshall.

US: For their listeners, NPR News stations are the last thing worth listening to on the radio (Paywall)

Current: NPR News stations were hit hard last spring when the pandemic disrupted Americans’ use of radio. Listening to NPR News stations plunged 25% as listeners avoided cars and office buildings. On their face Nielsen’s January estimates scream “Listeners are back!” But in reality listeners never left. They just tuned in less frequently while learning to live with COVID.

US: GM who broke ceilings and took heat urges public radio to confront ‘rapidly changing environment’ (Feature – Paywall)


US: Harassment of the press – Press freedom under pressure (Opinion – Paywall)

The Economist: An absurd prosecution of a journalist in Iowa reflects growing harassment of reporters.

US: PBS could help rebuild trust in US media

CJR: In February, M&RR, a marketing research firm, released the results of a “nationwide survey” that found PBS to be “America’s most trusted institution.”

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Election disinformation happens all over the world. These journalists are combating it

CPJ: With multiple federal investigations underway into the January 6 Capitol riot, concerns still abound about the spread of disinformation around the U.S. election. But the U.S. is not alone in confronting the phenomenon. Disinformation is happening all over the world – especially during high stakes events like national votes.   

Inside the Drive to Create a ‘Global Fund’ for Public Interest Journalism (Listen)

UN Dispatch: The business of journalism has suffered mightily in the past several years. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic many independent media outlets were hanging on by a thread. When the pandemic hit, it was like a mass extinction event for journalism. This is true in the United States,  Europe and the developed world but even more so in poorer countries.

Journalists and COVID-19: Global Deaths Reach 860, Led by Latin America 


Journalists’ group: 65 media workers killed in 2020

The Independent: The International Federation of Journalists said 65 journalists and media workers were killed while doing their jobs last year.

More speakers join Radiodays Asia Virtual line-up (Event)

Asia Radio Today: More speakers from across region and across different sectors join the line-up for Radiodays Asia Virtual 2021.

Network of Women Tackles Harassment in Politics, Media

VOA: A partnership between the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has set up networks that offer training on issues including personal and digital security, avoiding kidnap, and tactics for dealing with mental trauma.

Rethinking climate journalism (German)

Deutschlandfunk: There are more and more media offers that deal with the climate crisis – especially the number of podcasts and newsletters on the topic is increasing. However, the current climate reporting is analytically flat, finds Lorenz Matzat, creator of the new newsletter “Klimajournalismus.de”.

World leaders should regulate spyware, halt surveillance of journalists

CPJ: CPJ campaign documents ties between spying and other press freedom violations.

Why We Don’t Need To Reinvent The Wheel To Engage Young Audiences (Blog)

EBU: Often strategists and marketeers talk about target groups as if they were aliens coming from another planet. I understand we need to group in order to make a complex world manageable. But, in doing so we forget that each one is an individual with her, his or their story. 

YouTube deletes 30,000 vaccine misinfo videos

BBC News: YouTube has removed more than 30,000 misleading Covid-19 vaccination videos in the past five months, it said.

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