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NOWU: public media paving the way for a ‘greener web’

A new mobile-first initiative launched by French and German public media organisations aims to engage with younger audiences on climate change issues, and inspire greater sustainability within the media industry.

Working closely with young journalists and influencers, the French and German websites and their accompanying Instagram and TikTok accounts provide dedicated content that informs 15-25 year olds about climate change and sustainability issues, while also inspiring and encouraging them to take action.

NOWU, a new youth-focused offer by France Télévisions and German public broadcaster WDR, to raise awareness of climate change issues. Credit: France Télévisions

But NOWU not only raises awareness about climate change issues. Launched in September 2021, its other joint aim is to encourage media organisations to use digital resources in a more efficient, responsible, and ethical way to reduce power consumption, their carbon footprint and minimise their environmental impact.

The multi-pronged approach to tackling global warming – by raising awareness of and acting on it – is what makes NOWU a highly innovative and proactive content offer. As a public media organisation, France Télévisions emphasises that it must “set an example by adopting a commitment to reduce the ecological impact of its offerings.”

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BURKINA FASO: TV5 Monde correspondent expelled from public meeting in Burkina Faso

CPJ: Activists opposed to France’s influence in Africa should not scapegoat journalists attached to French-speaking international media, and authorities in Burkina Faso should ensure that all members of the press can report freely on public events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.

ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia’s civil war has been bad news for press freedom (Paywall)

The Economist: The government arrests and sometimes beats journalists who criticise it.

GHANA: Disturbing press freedom violations continue in Ghana

RSF: After more serious press freedom violations in Ghana in the past two weeks, including a physical attack on a radio station, a physical attack on a news agency reporter and the arrest of two TV journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Ghanaian authorities to react and to guarantee the safety of the country’s media personnel.

GHANA: GBC named Media Institution of Excellence in Malaria Reporting at maiden Ghana Malaria Awards

GBC: It was a showdown for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GBC, at the maiden Ghana Malaria Excellence Awards as the State Broadcaster received the highest number of awards. The Corporation set the pace for the night having received five awards during the event for the distinguished role it plays in disseminating information to the public. 

NAMIBIA: Journalist opens assault case against police

New Era Live: One of the journalists who were hit with rubber bullets by the Namibian Police during a counterfeit goods protest at Chinatown in Windhoek recently, has laid assault charges against the force.

NIGERIA: Police officers attack BBC journalist covering IPOB sit-at-home

Premium Times: The officers told the reporter that he could be a spy pretending to be a journalist.


Media Monitoring Africa: Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition will be in the Constitutional Court on Friday the 20th of May 2022. MMA and SOS have applied for direct access to the Constitutional Court in a matter involving the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT)’s decision to switch off the analogue signal. 

SOUTH AFRICA: Public Broadcaster – SABC – Mandated By Govt. To Reveal Its Plans For Generating Income

Broadcast Media Africa: The South African Minister of Communications, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has given the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until 30 June to specify how the entity will generate more revenue.

TUNISIA: Journalists protest to demand settlement

Middle East Monitor: Dozens of Tunisian journalists working in media institutions confiscated by the state participated on Friday in a protest to demand a settlement for their financial and professional conditions.

ZIMBABWE: Zim forges ahead with opening airwaves 

The Herald: Zimbabwe is forging ahead with opening of the airwaves to achieve digital rights through safeguarding citizens and content creators’ rights to free expression and access to information, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said yesterday.

REGIONAL: 60% Of Audio Visual Archivists In Africa Are Struggling With Inventory Tracking – Industry Survey Reveals

Broadcast Media Africa: As part of the ongoing #PreserveAfricaArchives programme, Broadcast Media Africa (BMA), in partnership with Apricity Consulting, embarked on an industry survey to understand the methods, principles, standards and plans that audio-visual broadcasters are deploying in order to achieve successful digitisation and preservation of audio-visual archives in their possession.

REGIONAL: West Africa: Eight media houses attacked in five months, one of them completely burnt down

MFWA: Eight media houses in four countries have been attacked, one of them completely burnt down, in a storm that has seen at least 13 journalists and media workers assaulted and several equipment destroyed in the first five months of 2022. 

GENERAL: UNESCO and Africa CDC strengthening community radio journalists on health reporting

Africa CDC: Community radio journalists from four African regions have been capacitated with skills on investigating, packaging and disseminating heath and other relevant information. This was though a three-day training of trainers held in Arusha from May 3-5, 2022, as part of the 2022 World Press freedom day African Media Convention. 

AFGHANISTAN: Afghans Call to #FreeHerFace

Human Rights Watch: A new social media campaign, #FreeHerFace, has Afghan male journalists and others posting selfies with their faces covered, in solidarity with the Afghan women journalists facing a harmful new Taliban decree.

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban enforces order for Afghan women TV anchors to cover faces

AlJazeera: Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have started to enforce a new order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on air.

AFGHANISTAN: Rukhshana Media: “Do Not Forget Afghanistan”

Nieman Reports: Zahra Joya, founder and editor of Rukhshana Media, spoke with the Nieman Foundation after being honored with the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism.


Civicus Monitor: The state of civic space in Cambodia is rated as ‘repressed’ by the CIVICUS Monitor.

CHINA: China’s censors aim to contain dissent during harsh COVID-19 lockdowns

Via IFEX: Chinese authorities censored criticisms during the extended COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai but netizens found creative ways to express their real sentiments.

INDONESIA: Indonesian press freedom still on edge especially in Papua, observers say

The Jakarta Post: Journalists are caught in a maelstrom of proliferating false information on social media and threats to their own safety and their work, showing that freedom of the press remains precarious, especially in the region of Papua, observers say.

JAPAN & GERMANY: NHK World-Japan expands German presence

Broadband TV News: NHK World-Japan, the English-language international service of Japan’s public media organisation NHK, is increasing its activities in Germany.

MALAYSIA: RTM simplifies content supply process for 2023

New Strait Times: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has announced that the selection process for content from local producers has been simplified to ensure that the broadcast line-up for 2023 runs smoothly for everyone involved.

PAKISTAN: Senior journalists booked in sedition cases for allegedly criticising state institutions

Dawn: Cases have been registered against journalists Imran Riaz Khan, Sabir Shakir and Arshad Sharif for allegedly criticising state institutions and “abetting mutiny”, it emerged on Sunday.

PHILIPPINES: Southeast Asian journalists urge Marcos to ensure press freedom

Rappler: Media groups note increased attacks on journalists and independent media, leading to a dip in the Philippines’ media freedom ranking.

SOUTH KOREA: Korean broadcasters start to release overseas projects, film abroad

The Korea Herald: South Korean broadcasters are beginning to air TV programs filmed abroad as they resume long-suspended plans for shootings overseas.

TAJIKISTAN: Tajikistan outlet threatened with closure; 4 journalists attacked during unrest coverage

CPJ: Tajikistan authorities must withdraw their official warning against independent outlet Asia Plus, swiftly and transparently investigate attacks on four journalists, and ensure that reporters can freely cover events of public importance, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.

AUSTRALIA: ABC’s oldest medium, radio, still vital in a world of streaming and podcasts

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AUSTRALIA: Inside the newsroom: SBS language content

Judith Neilson Institute: Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) launched as a radio station in 1975 with seven languages, mainly serving the country’s European language speakers. Today it shares the news in 63 languages across broadcast and digital platforms, social media and more. 

AUSTRALIA: Rod Sims: Media bargaining laws must apply to Facebook

Sydney Morning Herald: Former competition boss Rod Sims is urging the incoming government to ‘designate’ Facebook under the federal media bargaining code, a move that could expose the social media giant to substantial fines if it fails to strike deals with Australian news publishers, including SBS and The Conversation.

AUSTRALIA: SBS launches free-to-air multilingual news channel, SBS WorldWatch

Mediaweek: SBS has launched SBS WorldWatch, a new free-to-air multilingual news channel. The dedicated 24-hour channel features news bulletins from international broadcasters in more than 35 languages and is home to SBS’s Arabic and Mandarin television news bulletins – SBS عربي News and SBS 中文 News. 

AUSTRALIA: SBS says translated election debates helped public ‘engage fully’

Sydney Morning Herald: SBS managing director James Taylor has said the multicultural broadcaster’s efforts to live-translate the federal election campaign coverage for people who don’t speak English as a first language helped them better understand political issues that would affect their future.

NEW ZEALAND: Government shows us the money for public media

RNZ: Budget 2022: The new public media entity replacing TVNZ and RNZ will be backed with $327 million over three years from 2023. 

NEW ZEALAND: Public media’s future funding made public – partly (Listen)


REGIONAL: Canberra must stop wasting time – and urgently support ABC in the Pacific (Analysis)

Asia Pacific Report: Policy failure over the last eight years — including a massive cut to the ABC’s international funding — has weakened Australia’s voice in the Pacific to its lowest ebb since the Menzies government established the first radio shortwave service across the region more than 80 years ago. 

REGIONAL: Pacific services receive $196m boost in NZ Budget – new RNZ radio boost

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BELARUS: RSF unveils portraits of 27 imprisoned media professionals

RSF: As 23 May marks the anniversary of the hijacking of a plane by Alexander Lukashenko’s regime to arrest journalist Raman Pratasevich, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reminds the world that 27 media professionals are locked up in Belarusian prisons and urges for their release.

BELGIUM: Trade unions VRT announce strike on Tuesday 31 May (Dutch)

De Morgen: The joint trade union front at the VRT announces a strike on Tuesday 31 May. The unions want to set up a strike on that day and are not asking to continue broadcasting on radio and TV or the offer on the Internet.

DENMARK: Denmark hits streaming services with levy to support local TV

Reuters: Lawmakers in Denmark have agreed global TV streaming services such as Netflix (NFLX.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) and Disney (DIS.N) must pay a levy of 6% of their revenue in the country to support local TV production.

DENMARK: DR: Glad for clarification about media agreement – it gives peace of mind (Danish)

DR: It is positive that there is now an agreement that creates a stable framework for DR´’s finances in the coming years, says DR’s chairman of the board.

FINLAND: Yle: The regional newsrooms are joining forces on radio broadcasts this summer (Swedish)

Nordvision: A new afternoon concept will bring the regions into one and the same program on the company’s largest radio channel.

FRANCE: The Radioplayer France platform extends its coverage (French – Paywall)

Le Monde: A year after its launch, this interface, which allows users to listen to 230 French public and private radio stations in particular, continues to be established. It announces a partnership with Amazon and Renault.

GEORGIA: TV channel director Nika Gvaramia sentenced to prison

IPI: The IPI global network is alarmed by attacks on press freedom in Georgia, after TV station director Nika Gvaramia was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for corruption in what some say was a politically motivated trial. We call for Gvaramia’s immediate release and urge authorities to respect freedom of the press.

GERMANY: quoted. the media podcast : Come down! (German – Listen)

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Of course, ARD and ZDF use the big social media platforms. But shouldn’t public broadcasting also make itself more independent?

HUNGARY: EU ministers urged by RSF and its partners to address a decade-long campaign to dismantle Hungary’s independent media

RSF: Unbalanced coverage of the Hungarian electoral campaign, new sanctions against independent media, Pegasus surveillance of journalists… Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and other human rights NGOs ask the EU governments to raise threats to press freedom with their Hungarian counterparts at a key hearing on rule of law.

IRELAND: Ireland to host informal UNSC meeting on media freedom, Abu Akleh

Al Jazeera: Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has said her country will host an informal meeting of the Security Council that will discuss media freedom and shine a light on the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

NETHERLANDS: The effect of public broadcasting in 130 examples (Press release – Dutch)

NPO: What does public broadcasting mean for society?  For example, for the functioning of our democracy, for the quality of education or for the cultural sector? The answers to these questions can be found on the renewed website npo.nl/effect .

NORTH MACEDONIA: North Macedonia Mulls Restoring Government Advertising to Aid Media

Balkan Insight: Once derided as a political tool to manipulate the media, and abolished by law – government advertising might be on the way back – at the request of cash-strapped media outlets.


EBU: Thor Gjermund Eriksen shares reflections on NRK’s development under his leadership: why “trust isn’t built during a crisis” and public service media (PSM) must learn to “love unpredictability”.

NORWAY: NRK Nyheter leaves Facebook (Norwegian)

Medier24: NRK wants its own editorial management of its product and then Facebook is not optimal, the news editor believes. 

POLAND & UKRAINE: As Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on, Ukrainian journalists get help from Polish colleagues


ROMANIA: TVR Threatens to Withdraw From Eurovision Song Contest Following Response to Jury Voting Irregularities

Eurovoix: The Romanian broadcaster TVR is threatening to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest, after the EBU’s response to irregular voting patterns from six juries including Romania.

RUSSIA: Proposed Russian legislation threatens to shut down all independent media

CPJ: The Russian State Duma should withdraw a draft law that would facilitate the arbitrary shutdown of media outlets and increase the number of journalists prosecuted for sharing information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.

SLOVAKIA: Proposal for Slovak election-based TV quotas met with criticism

Euractiv: Setting up quotas for the participation of politicians in TV discussions based on election results, as proposed by the Former Slovak Prime Minister and current Finance Minister Igor Matovič, draws backlash from coalition partners, journalists and NGOs.

SLOVENIA: Dismissed TV Slovenija boss now put forward for the job (Paywall)

STA: Andrej Grah Whatmough, director general of the Slovenian public broadcaster, has nominated Natalija Gorščak for director of the broadcaster’s TV arm, after having dismissed her from the job in August last year.

SLOVENIA: We are on strike for an independent public service broadcaster! (Press release)

RTV Slovenija: Journalists and other members of the MMC editorial board are on strike today. We are on strike because the situation is unbearable and the reputation of our media is falling due to the harmful moves of the leadership. We are not striking against the public or against the government. We are striking against the management of RTV.

SPAIN: The Government says that the end of the telecom rate for RTVE depends on the processing of the Audiovisual Law (Spanish)

El Confidencial Digital: The Government has assured that the effects of the elimination of the direct contribution of 0.9% of the income of telecommunications companies to the RTVE Corporation depend on the parliamentary processing of the Audiovisual Communication Bill.

SWEDEN: Give UR ​​a special assignment to counteract misinformation (Swedish)

UR: When the war in Ukraine broke out, the UR quickly switched. In the future, UR should be given a special assignment regarding media and information literacy.

SWITZERLAND: Swiss voters decide to impose levy on streaming giants (15 May)

Swissinfo: International online entertainment platforms are facing a mandatory investment into the Swiss film industry following Sunday’s nationwide referendum on the issue.

UK: Channel 4 News didn’t do itself any favours, says Nadine Dorries

BBC News: Channel 4 News has sometimes not done itself “any favours” in terms of impartiality, Nadine Dorries has said.

UK: Nadine Dorries turns spotlight on BBC complaints unit ‘bias’ (Paywall)

The Times: The government will assess whether the BBC’s audience complaints process is safeguarding impartiality as part of a review of the corporation.

UK: Record 4 million people using BBC Sounds each week (Press release)

BBC: The latest data (January – March 2022) shows there were a record 405 million plays of all audio on BBC Sounds, and a record total of 179 million plays for on-demand radio and podcasts in this quarter.

UK: The Future of News

BBC: Ros Atkins’ speech to the Society of Editors on 11 May 2022.

UKRAINE: After Lviv, RSF opens second Press Freedom Centre in Kyiv

RSF: Two months after opening a Press Freedom Centre in Lviv, in western Ukraine, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is setting up a second one, on 18 May, in the capital, Kyiv, to develop its various activities in support of journalists. RSF has already sent 440 bullet-proof vests for Ukrainian and foreign reporters.

UKRAINE: The Council of Europe has provided a grant to the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine to ensure accommodation for temporarily displaced staff

Council of Europe: The Council of Europe Information Society Department, DGI has provided a grant in amount of 65.760 EUR to the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) aimed at supporting urgent needs of the company due to Russian aggression against Ukraine, namely to cover accommodation of the UA:PBC staff members relocated from the headquarters in Kyiv and other cities affected by the war to Lviv.

GENERAL: IPI and partners launch Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) III

IPI: Project to defend press freedom in EU enters third year.

ARGENTINA: An investigation on public television: 70 years of politics and media (Spanish)

Página 12: Split screen (Planet) is the result of in-depth work over the seven decades of administration of a channel that belongs to everyone and for everyone? 

ARGENTINA: “Public media do things that are irreplaceable” (Spanish)

Radio Nacional: The director of Public Television celebrated the launch of the state channel’s programming for this year, which includes several contents about the Soccer World Cup, a series of unitary ones, a program with guest games related to science, additions to the classic Cooks Argentineans , shipments on music and productions to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Malvinas War.

COLOMBIA: Colombia investigating attacks against media and journalists

Colombia Reports: Colombia’s prosecution opened investigations into an alleged cyber attack against a corporate television network and an alleged threat against media personalities.

CUBA: Reforms to the Cuban Criminal Code intensify the repression against journalism and criminalize foreign financing of independent media

LatAm Journalism Review: On May 15, 2022, Cuba’s National Assembly approved reforms to the Criminal Code that, according to experts, could criminalize even more the work of independent journalists in the island and allow the Cuban government to continue its attack on news reporting that is unfavorable to the government.

GUATEMALA: Guatemalan official files criminal suit against 3 journalists under violence against women law

CPJ: Guatemalan authorities should drop all charges against three journalists from the independent newspaper elPeriódico and stop using laws intended to protect women from violence to target and intimidate reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.

PARAGUAY: Press workers of the SNT and C9N channels file a collective complaint for cases of sexual harassment (Spanish)

IFJ: A first complaint, made by four journalists, revealed a situation of systematic sexual harassment perpetrated by a superior. 

URUGUAY: The state of freedom of expression in Uruguay is on alert due to an increase in threats and restrictions

LatAm Journalism Review: Uruguay has always served as a benchmark in terms of freedom of expression. No journalists have been murdered, kidnapped or persecuted, unlike in other Latin American countries. However, the eight monitoring report carried out by the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (Cainfo, by its Spanish acronym) recorded 69 threats and restrictions to journalists’ freedom of expression in the last year in that country.

REGIONAL: Lethal violence against journalists grows with impunity in the region (Spanish)

Voces del Sur: The Red Voces del Sur expresses its concern about the increase in murders of journalists in 2022. The precariousness of journalistic work, based on the lack of security and guarantees for professional practice, becomes a constant in Latin America. Violence against journalists, it seems, no longer knows borders or a democratic situation.

REGIONAL: Media labs in Latin America: a trend among digital natives

LatAm Journalism Review: An interesting movement is beginning to emerge, albeit belatedly, in Latin America: the creation of innovation laboratories, or media labs, in news outlets of the region. Inspired by a global trend, the labs are spaces, real or virtual, of interdisciplinary innovation, in which the aim is to develop innovative thinking, accelerate the application of technology, seek solutions to problems and make journalistic impact.

IRAN: End repeated sentencing of Narges Mohammadi and other women human rights defenders

IFEX: The Gulf Centre for Human Rights calls on Iranian authorities to release the prominent woman human rights defender, as well as other imprisoned activists and journalists.

ISRAEL: Calls for accountability, fears for press freedom over killing of journalist Shireen Abu Aqla

SBS: The veteran journalist’s death has sparked controversy over Israel’s obligations under international law to criminally investigate the incident.

ISRAEL: Israel will not hold criminal inquiry into killing of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh

The Guardian: Military police say they are satisfied with assurances of Israeli troops over death of US-Palestinian despite international demands.

LEBANON: Reporters caught between activists, police during Lebanon’s parliamentary elections

RSF: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the harassment and acts of violence by political activists and members of the security forces against journalists who covered Lebanon’s parliamentary elections. The authorities must carry out an investigation and must end impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel, RSF says.

QATAR: Qatar vows to rebuild media tower block and name it after slain journalist

Middle East Monitor: The Chairman of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi, has pledged to finance the reconstruction of Al-Jalaa Tower. The tower block, which housed a number of major media companies, was destroyed by Israeli bombs a year ago.

TURKEY: Turkish public broadcasting head calls for European newscasters to work together against terrorism

MENAFN: The chief of Turkiye’s public broadcaster urged European newscasters to collaborate in the battle against terrorism.

CANADA: Canada to ban Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks (Paywall)

Financial Times: Trudeau government delivers long-awaited decision on equipment manufacturers targeted by Washington.

CANADA: Statement regarding the closure of CBC/Radio-Canada’s news bureau in Moscow

CBC/Radio-Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada is deeply disappointed to learn that the Russian government is closing our news bureau. We have maintained a bureau in Moscow for 44 years and are currently the only Canadian news organization with a permanent presence in the country.

CANADA: Why Russia’s closure of CBC’s Moscow bureau was likely just a matter of time

CBC News: The CRTC decided to remove Russian state television network RT from Canadian airwaves in March.

US: $1 Million grant to support NPR’s ongoing DEI work

NPR:  NPR Foundation vice-chair Mollie Hale Carter announced today a $1 million grant to support NPR’s ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.

US: As focus grows on schools, local newsrooms launch education reporting labs

Poynter: Local education reporters have faced no shortage of news in the past few years. 

US: CPB Funds Public Media Initiatives to Inform Participation in 2022 Elections

CPB: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) will award the America Amplified engagement journalism initiative an additional $375,000 to help public media stations across the country ensure that American citizens have the facts they need to participate in local, state, and Congressional elections this fall. This grant brings the total amount awarded to America Amplified to more than $1.35 million.

US: NEA grants boost public media groups, filmmakers (Paywall)


US: No, journalists aren’t ‘elites’; they aim to serve their communities and they need your help (Opinion)

San Diego Union-Tribune: Trust in news media is low and violence against journalists is on the rise, but we want to rebuild trust and help you be informed.

US: Public TV fundraisers weigh future of on-air pledge as shift to streaming accelerates (Paywall)

Current: Public television fundraising leaders are looking for ways to reverse the disappointing performance of stations’ March pledge drives and have found no magic solutions.


EBU: The EBU has developed institutional relationships with many intergovernmental and international organizations with regional or international broadcasting associations and civil society organizations. The goal of this work is to make Public Service Media’s (PSM) voice heard and represent the EBU’s and its members’ interests. The topics where we are most active is journalist safety and gender equity.

Nations are nowhere on their climate commitments, and too few journalists are holding them accountable


IPI and partners launch Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) III

IPI: Project to defend press freedom in EU enters third year

Journalism is not a given in people’s lives. Here’s how to rethink the future of news

Reuters Institute: “We are in an era of extreme creativity. We need to match that in news,” writes BBC’s Ros Atkins in this piece adapted from a recent speech.

Netflix lays off 150 employees amid subscriber decline (17 May)

WRVO: Streaming giant Netflix is laying off an additional 150 employees as of Tuesday, the company confirmed to NPR. The labor restructuring is the latest signal of a major shift within the company as it reported a decline in subscribers for the first time in a decade.

Radio needs to continue to grow and develop #RDE22

Radio Info Asia: Cilla Benkö, Director General Swedish Radio, delivered the keynote address at the opening of Radiodays Europe today in Malmö.

Radio’s Ramp-Up With Hybrid Radio May Happen Faster Than You Think

Inside Radio

The fight for press freedom is local (Opinion)

The Jordan Times: A macabre political thriller recently unfolded in the Philippine province of Palawan, an island known mostly for its rich biodiversity and pristine beaches. On May 9, Joel T. Reyes, the alleged mastermind of the 2011 murder of well-known radio broadcaster Gerry Ortega, ran again for governor. Had Reyes won, the possibilities for Ortega’s family to obtain justice for the killing would have dwindled. Fortunately for them, he lost.

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