News in Asia

Understanding news media in the world’s most important region

The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas | Various authors
Published: 2021

In September 2021, the Judith Neilson Institute, an organisation based in Sydney but works with journalists and media organisations around the world, published its report, bringing together experts and institutions to provide a nuanced account of journalism in Asia. The report covers a comprehensively covers a broad range of topics, from changing news production and consumption to the impact of COVID-19 on the news media landscape and media development.

The Public Media Alliance is proud to have also contributed to such an important and timely project. In our chapter we explore the changing role of national broadcasters in Asia with a slide towards greater state control, and how public media is being redefined and normalised as a form of national broadcasting with less editorial independence – a key principle of public media. Read our chapter.

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