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Merger put forward for French public media

France's public media organisations face a merge planned by the government for 2026. The project leaves some sceptical.

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RFI and France 24 broadcasts suspended from Niger

RFI and France24 have been suspended in Niger following the military takeover, impacting citizens’ access to independent information.

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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.

RFI Afrique uses messaging application WhatsApp to interact with audiences across Africa. Credit: RFI.

RFI Afrique: Using WhatsApp to disseminate news across the continent

RFI Afrique’s innovative use of WhatsApp has been found to reach audiences across the continent, push back against disinformation, and combat accessibility challenges in Africa.

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.

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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.

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How election results can impact PSM

Election results in France and Slovenia could have big implications for PSM; as could forthcoming elections.

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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".

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France: Public media scrutinised ahead of election

Ahead of France's presidential election next month, incumbent Emmanuel Macron has promised to remove the TV licence fee. He's not the first.