public service media (PSM) Values

Understanding public service media

As debates on the future of public service media intensify, it’s essential for us all to reflect on their core values and fundamental role in democratic society.

The Planalto Palace in Brasília - Brazil. This is where the Office of the President of the Republic is located.

Brazil: Journalists attacked during riots

PMA condemns the attacks on journalists as democratic institutions were stormed in Brazil's capital by pro-Bolsonaro supporters.

The Well Said project: “Yle’s act for a functioning democracy”

A project co-led by Finland’s public media organisation aims to improve the discussion culture in Finland, and support democracy.

Catherine Tait CBC/Radio-Canada

Strengthening Trust to Strengthen Our Democracy

A speech by President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Catherine Tait, highlights the need to strengthen trust to strengthen our democracy.

Gilles Marchand, Director-General of SRG SSR.

Media and democracy, an inseparable and heckled couple

The Director-General of SRG SSR, Gilles Marchand outlines how the challenges facing the media industry present a challenge to democracy. 

SRG SSR building

SRG SSR’s Director General on Public media and direct democracy

“The fate of democracies will depend on their ability to produce and disseminate quality information,” writes Gilles Marchand, DG of SRG SSR.

citizen participation

#WPFD2022: Public media leaders speak up for press freedom

The heads of some of the world’s largest public service media organisations highlighted how press freedom cannot be taken for granted.

KBS election coverage includes presenting a data show with the Blue House in Seoul as the background using XR. Credit: Korean Broadcasting System

KBS uses “cutting edge technology” in 2022 election coverage

South Korea’s largest and most trusted public broadcaster used technological innovation to push its election coverage to new heights.

Maria Ressa Rappler

Philippines: Government must relent its attacks against independent, public interest media

In the months leading up to the Philippines general election, there have been increased attempts to silence independent, public interest media.

RFI, France 24, France Médias Monde building

Mali: Suspension of France 24 and RFI must be revoked

France 24 and Radio France Internationale (RFI), were suspended by Mali authorities on Wednesday accused of reporting "false allegations".