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Canadian government invests to in French-language digital platform: TV5MONDE Plus

The Government of Canada confirms a contribution of $14.6 million to boost the transition of TV5MONDE to digital and the international visibility of French-Canadian creators.


Major reforms for Irish licence fee

New licence fee will apply to all devices used to access RTE streaming and radio services.

Giggle & Hoot

Our 2019 Global Grantees have returned!

From Mauritius to South Africa and Bangladesh to Australia, our Global Grantees have returned! Read about their projects and experiences.

Latvijas Radio

News staff at Latvian Radio call on board to resign 

The News Service staff from Latvia’s public radio station, Latvijas Radio, have expressed no confidence in their board and issued an open letter demanding board members to quit or be dismissed due to poor working conditions and inaction to support the sustainability of the broadcaster.

Journalism is not a crime. ABC

Under Pressure: Why Public Media Matters

Read about our session at the Global Conference for Media Freedom on the pressures facing public media worldwide and why now, more than ever, we must fight for its future.

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BBC announces change to free licences for over-75s

The BBC announced that it will fund means-tested licence fees for some older people following government decision to stop the provision of free licences.

Mexico City

Hope for public media in Mexico?

Mexico is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists, with an environment that breeds fear and self-censorship. So what hope is there for effective public media in the country?

SABC HQ South Africa

Ongoing debt creates uncertain future for SABC

There are growing concerns about the future of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in light of its current, debilitating financial situation whereby financial mismanagements have resulted in crippling amounts of debt.

US public media

All change? Funding increase recommended for American public media

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting could receive its first bump in federal funding for 10 years.

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Press freedom is essential for effective and independent public service media to exist. But as journalist safety continues to decline and more governments tighten their grip on the media, what impact is this having on public media worldwide?