View of the Prague Government Office

PMA signs letter urging Czech MPs to pass media act amendment

PMA joins fellow media groups in urging Czech politicians to pass Media Act amendment to better protect independence of public broadcasters.

View of the Prague Government Office

PMA joins call for Czech EU presidency to champion media freedom

The Public Media Alliance signs letter to the Czech Prime Minister alongside 17 other media freedom and journalist organisations, on the day before he assumes the EU Presidency. 

Czech Television

Focus On: The future of the Czech Republic’s public media

Big changes are coming to public media in the Czech Republic, from significant budget cuts to planned amendments of the public media act.

Czech Television

Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Joint statement calling on the Czech Government to live up to its promises to strengthen the independence of public broadcasters ahead of its EU presidency.

Global Task Force

Das Tschechische Fernsehen (Česká Televize) in Gefahr

Die ‘Global Task Force for public media’ (GTF) ist tief besorgt über die jüngsten Entwicklungen in Tschechien, die die Unabhängigkeit des Tschechischen Fernsehens (Česká Televize, CT) und seine maßgebliche Rolle für die Demokratie des Landes zu untergraben drohen.

Global Task Force

The threat facing Czech TV (Česká Televize)

The Global Task Force for public media is gravely concerned by recent developments in the Czech Republic which risk undermining the independence of Czech TV and its vital role in the country’s democracy.

Groupe de Travail Mondial

La menace qui pèse sur l’avenir du diffuseur public tchèque (Česká Televize)

Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics est grandement préoccupé par les récents développements en République tchèque qui risquent de miner l’indépendance du diffuseur public tchèque et le rôle essentiel qu’il joue dans la démocratie du pays.

Czech Television

PMA condemns attempts to undermine the independence of Czech TV

The Public Media Alliance endorses statements by the Global Task Force for public media, EBU and MFRR against the politicisation of Czech public broadcaster.

Czech Television

Independence of Czech Television under threat

Changes to the public broadcaster’s supervisory body sparks concern about the future of its independence.

COVID-19

COVID-19: Amplifying the threats to public media

From political interference to funding cuts, many independent public media organisations are facing both new and ongoing threats. Here we reflect on some of these challenges, many of which have been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis.