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Statement: The future of the BBC licence fee

The Public Media Alliance has serious concerns over the decision to freeze the licence fee which funds The BBC.

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BBC funding freeze: the importance of a licence fee

BBC's funding freeze and talks of a new funding model raise the question of the continued value, or not, of the licence fee as a funding mechanism.

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100 Years of the BBC

A century since the world’s first public service broadcaster was created, the BBC is going all-out to mark its anniversary.

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Best of PSM: Public media step up collaboration

Through various methods, public media organisations are demonstrating the value that comes from collaboration with a range of partners.

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BBC: End harassment of BBC Persian staff

The BBC is calling upon Iran to end the escalating cross-border harassment and threats towards BBC News Persian journalists and staff.

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The Future of Radio

The “Digital radio and audio review” commissioned by the UK Government is targeted at setting the industry up for the future.  

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Beyond the licence fee: more PSM considering new funding models

The licence fee has remained a popular funding model for PSM. But it's under threat, and broadcasters are searching for an alternative.

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UK: Ministers reportedly reject licence fee increase

MPs have reportedly rejected the BBC’s pleas to increase the cost of the licence fee in line with inflation, which could result in further cuts to its funding.

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Fran Unsworth to leave BBC

Fran Unsworth, BBC Director of News and Current Affairs and member of the PMA Board, will leave the BBC at the beginning of next year. 

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PMA condemns the harassment of BBC journalist at anti-lockdown protest in London

It is critical to democracy that journalists are free to do their jobs without fear of attack and intimidation.