Ofcom

Small Screen, Big Debate: The Future of Public Service Media | PMA’s Initial Response

While the review may propose opportunities for public media to become more financially stable, relevant and reach all audiences, Ofcom must ensure that, first and foremost, it protects the key principles of public media.

Cilla & Björn, Swedish Radio

Insight | Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities

Swedish Radio CEO, Cilla Benkö, and Programme Director, Björn Löfdahl, write about the importance of impartial media in light of the polarised debate we have seen in the US in recent times, and in connection with the recent US election.

Press freedom

Tanzania: Restrictions on independent media compromise democratic process

How are draconian restrictions on independent media and freedom of expression compromising the democratic process ahead of the Tanzanian election?

Protests Belarus

Threats to media pluralism growing globally

Media pluralism is necessary for democracy to function effectively. But clampdowns and suspensions, repressive laws and the expulsion of foreign media have placed pluralism under threat globally.

Pakistan Geo

Independent media in Pakistan remains under threat

It has now been more than 200 days since the arbitrary arrest of Mir Shakil-ur Rahman and there is still no sign that he will be released.  

BBC HQ night

PMA Statement: ‘One Minute to Midnight’ in the newsroom and good governance in PSM

"As the BBC approaches its centenary, we are aware of how many media organisations around the world share those same news values, the values of public media."

Women gender camera

PSM Weekly | 23 – 29 September 2020

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.

Press freedom

Shutdowns, layoffs and court cases: The clampdown on independent media in the Philippines continues

The ongoing repression of independent media in the Philippines is proving disastrous at a time when trusted and timely news is needed more than ever.

Covid-19

Call Out: COVID-19 compounds risks to public media and their critical role in democracy

Independent public media and public interest journalism underpin informed democracy. Yet many outlets are facing greater threats than ever before.

Global Task Force

Attacks on Public Media are an Attack on Democracy

In early June, Facebook announced that it had begun labelling content originating from state-controlled media organisations. This is the most recent manifestation of an ongoing discussion about the distinction between state and public media organisations that is vitally important for citizens of democracies worldwide.