SABC HQ South Africa

SABC Head of News dismissed

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC dismissed its Head of News on Friday “with immediate effect”, citing a breakdown in trust.

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Local Democracy Reporting Service: A model for public broadcasters?

In 2017, the BBC launched the Local Democracy Reporting Service to support the production of public interest journalism by local newsrooms.

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The Dyson Report on the BBC and Martin Bashir’s 1995 interview with Princess Diana

A report published by the BBC from an independent investigation reveals the misconduct of a reporter and the BBC’s lack of transparency surrounding the Panorama interview with Princess Diana.

EBC Brazil

‘Citizens’ ombudsman’ pushes back against the ruin of Brazilian public media

PMA welcomes the creation of Ouvidoria Cidadã as a positive step towards more accountable and independent public media in Brazil.  

Press Freedom

Global Security Bill sparks fears for press freedom in France

French government says it plans to rewrite controversial clause in new Global Security Bill amid serious concerns about its impact on press freedom and the ability of journalists to hold authorities to account.

PSM unpacked

Audience engagement and public media during COVID-19

Engaging with audiences is essential if public media are to build trust and ensure public accountability. Yet, with COVID-19 massively disrupting the way we work and interact, how have public media adapted to best engage with their audiences during the pandemic?

ABS-CBN

Press freedom and independent media remain under threat in the Philippines

Ongoing charges against Maria Ressa and Rappler, the shutdown of ABS-CBN and a draconian Anti-Terror law all drastically diminish press freedom and democracy in the Philippines.

RTVE

Public contest is the only democratic solution to RTVE’s paralysis

More than 170 communication and education professionals, civil society organisations, federations and unions have signed a declaration calling on the Spanish government to restart proposals to democratise RTVE.

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Focus on PSM | The challenges facing the BBC

Concerns over transparency, relevance, governance and its funding model are just some of the issues that the public broadcaster has been grappling with.

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InnoPSM: New PSM research network

From funding models to accountability and access, InnoPSM promises a multi-stakeholder approach to research in the field of PSM.