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Germany: Federal states reach agreement on public media reform

After years of negotiations, Germany's federal states have finally agreed on the direction for public media reform.

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Ukraine war: Public media podcasts with unique takes

From an open API to practical info for refugees, pop-up public media podcasts on the Ukraine war are engaging audiences in unique ways.

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Public media goes silent from Russia

A host of public media organisations have decided to stop broadcasting out of Russia due to safety concerns.

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Deutsche Welle Russian office closed down

The closure of Deutsche Welle’s Moscow bureau by the Kremlin is an egregious breach of media freedom, and must be overturned.

Germany ARD ZDF

Broadcast fee increase approved for German public media

PMA welcomes the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to allow a temporary increase of the broadcasting fee that funds Germany’s public broadcasters.

Floods in Europe: PSM in times of emergency

As deadly floods ravage parts of Germany and Belgium, public broadcasters play a significant role in reaching the entire population with critical and lifesaving information.

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Focus on PSM: Germany

From funding and political pressures to journalist safety, public media in Germany faces an array of challenges. Read our latest update.

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ARD and ZDF are expanding their media libraries into a common streaming network

Press Release: The ARD and ZDF are developing a joint streaming network of their media libraries. In the future, it will allow users to find ZDF content in the ARD Mediathek and vice versa.

How are German public broadcasters responding to the rejection of the licence fee increase?

German public broadcasters have had to adjust financial plans and implement cost-cutting measures to make up for the shortfall in funding.

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Licence fee increase for German public broadcasters rejected

Plans to increase the licence fee for German public broadcasters, ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio have been cancelled, despite financial pressures.