ZDF Berlin

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. 

lockdown

Easing lockdown: Public media’s roadmap to resuming production

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease across some parts of the world, many industries are starting to reopen. A return to content production is also taking place. But what might this ‘new normal’ look like for public media?

Covid-19

Global Call Out: COVID-19 takes its toll on independent media

It is essential that citizens have access to accurate, timely and independent news and information during crises and emergencies. Yet despite the current pandemic, journalists and media outlets face mounting threats in fulfilling this critical role.

local

Coronavirus and local public media

Democracy relies on quality journalism and no more so than at the local level, particularly during crises and emergencies.