Germany ARD ZDF

Focus on PSM: Germany

From funding and political pressures to journalist safety, public media in Germany faces an array of challenges. Read our latest update.

Uganda

Serious concerns for transparency and journalist safety during Uganda’s general election

Uganda’s general election takes place amid significant threats to independent 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.

media 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?

TV cameras

Tanzania: Regulator poses tighter restrictions on media

There are serious concerns that new press regulations pose a signification threat to media pluralism and freedom of expression in Tanzania.

Sri Lanka

Will a new government in Sri Lanka herald further improvements in media freedom?

Sri Lanka's new government and Media Minister must live up to their recent statement on media restrictions by supporting an open and free media that can hold those in power to account.

MBC Malawi

Malawi: Is now the time to reform MBC?

Following the country’s historic election re-run, could this be the time to transform the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation into a public broadcaster free from political interference?

COVID

Guyana: Covering an election during a pandemic

There has been an added burden for media covering COVID-19 in Guyana: the country held a general election in March, with the results yet to be announced.

Poland TVP

The decline of public media in Poland

From pro-government election and coronavirus coverage to hate speech, there are serious concerns that the government’s ongoing interference will extinguish hopes for independent public media in Poland.

Poland TVP

Poland’s election without public media

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party has been voted in for a second term this week. Yet despite Poland being a representative democracy, the party’s strategy to “repolonise” and control the media is deeply undemocratic.