SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

SABC Bill progresses, but critics still see threats

A new bill for South Africa’s struggling public broadcaster is a step closer to law, but media freedom advocates want it scrapped entirely.

Cameraperson and reporter stand in a town square.

Nepal: Public media independence at risk

A bill which proposes to merge the public media of Nepal has been criticised for how it might impinge on their editorial independence.

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

PMA makes submission on New Zealand’s new public media entity

In our submission to the New Zealand Government, we outline our concerns with the legislation which would establish the new entity.

South Korea National Assembly

Update: South Korean lawmakers back down on controversial ‘fake news’ bill

The Public Media Alliance welcomes decision to back down on a proposed bill that could have significant repercussions for press freedom in South Korea.

TVN24 Poland

Poland: Senate rejects controversial media ownership bill

Bill criticised as a serious threat to independent news media and media freedom has been rejected by Poland’s Senate. But there are fears the bill could still pass following its return to the Sejm.

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South Africa: PMA responds to SABC bill

Proposed bill demonstrates a missed opportunity for South Africa and should be paused

TVN24 Poland

Poland: Senate must reject media ownership bill

PMA calls on Poland’s Senate to reject the controversial media ownership bill, which poses a serious threat to media independence and pluralism.

Yle

Focus on PSM: Yle 

From new language services to the challenges of a proposal to limit Finland's public broadcasting Act, catch up with recent news about Finnish public broadcaster Yle

US public media

Emergency funds for US public broadcasting

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting will receive $75million as part of an emergency relief package, which was passed by the US Senate on 25 March. This is a welcome package for some local stations but for others, it is still not enough.

Thai media organisations rally to oppose information bill

Media groups in Thailand protest against media bill that would lead to government control of the press and restrict freedom of expression.