BBC UK building

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.

SABC HQ South Africa

SABC’s financial and editorial pressures resurface

SABC's financial and editorial pressures have resurfaced in the form of election coverage complaints, disciplinary action against SABC’s editor-in-chief and ongoing funding restraints.

STA

STA needs long-term, viable and sustainable funding

Slovenian authorities must now commit to providing STA with secure funding, with protection from state capture and political interference. 

RTHK

Hong Kong: Hong Kong government continues to dismantle public and other independent media

RTHK's new editorial guidelines will limit its independence and undermine key public media values as part of ongoing efforts to silence critical journalism.

RTHK night

Six dark months: A timeline of RTHK’s decline

A new partnership with China’s state media has made it abundantly clear that the editorial independence of Hong Kong’s public broadcaster is no more.

SABC HQ South Africa

Media freedom concerns surround South Africa’s public broadcaster

The presence of military personnel at SABC premises causes concern for editorial independence among staff and press freedom groups.

Turkish government continues to limit independent and foreign-funded media

Limits, fines, attacks, and incoming media legislation demonstrate Turkey's continued crackdown on editorial independence and pluralism.

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.

Manx Radio

Editorial independence of Manx Radio must be respected

Editorial independence is fundamental to trusted public media and underpins its role in holding power to account. 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Crisis for RTHK’s independence

Sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system signal a slow death for democracy – and independent media.