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VAT funding for French public media approved

The National Assembly approved the first reading of the bill which would end the licence fee and instead fund it through VAT.

Strikes for public media workers across Europe

Strikes at a number of European public media organisations reflect a worrying reality: European PSMs and their workers are under pressure.

NOWU: public media paving the way for a ‘greener web’

France Télévisions and WDR have launched NOWU, a joint youth service aimed at engaging younger audiences about climate change and sustainability issues, and public media.

France Télévisions

France: Media concentration inquiry highlights value of public media

The ongoing French media concentration inquiry reaffirms that strong public service broadcasting will continue to remain relevant and needed.

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The Digital Services Act (DSA): could it impact public media?

The European Parliament passed the DSA last week – a groundbreaking effort to regulate the internet. But could it impact the media?

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Best of PSM: Public media step up collaboration

Through various methods, public media organisations are demonstrating the value that comes from collaboration with a range of partners.

France Télévisions

Programme cuts and postponed plans for public media in France 

Despite widespread recognition for their vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic, public media organisations in France are still grappling with cost-cutting measures that were announced in 2018.

Global Task Force

Angriffe auf öffentlich-rechtliche Medien sind Angriffe auf die Demokratie

Anfang Juni kündigte Facebook an, Inhalte von staatlich kontrollierten Medien zu kennzeichnen. Dies ist die jüngste Verlautbarung in einer laufenden Debatte über den Unterschied zwischen staatlichen und öffentlich-rechtlichen Medien, die für Bürgerinnen und Bürger in Demokratien weltweit bedeutsam ist.

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.

Global Task Force

Global Task Force: Public Media Serving in the time of a pandemic…

The year 2020 will be forever etched in our minds. No matter where we live, we share common experiences of fear, grief and the suffering that comes with uncertainty.