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Germany: Federal states reach agreement on public media reform

After years of negotiations, Germany's federal states have finally agreed on the direction for public media reform.

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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“A strong team for a strong ZDF”

ZDF Press Release: Nadine Bilke and Bettina Schausten become new directors.

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Dr. Thomas Bellut bids farewell as ZDF Director-General

Thomas Bellut stepped down as ZDF’s Director General on 10 March. Bellut's achievements were praised and celebrated by politicians and colleagues alike.

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Deutsche Welle Russian office closed down

The closure of Deutsche Welle’s Moscow bureau by the Kremlin is an egregious breach of media freedom, and must be overturned.

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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?

New flyer released to help protect German journalists

A flyer was distributed to security forces and journalists by the DJV on the best way to protect journalists at protests.

ZDF makes history with English language adaptation

ZDF's adaptation of a bestselling German novel will be, in a first for the broadcaster, produced in English. 

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Public media comes out top in Germany election

A survey held after Germany's 2021 federal election highlights the relevance and public trust placed in public broadcasters.

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Broadcast fee increase approved for German public media

PMA welcomes the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to allow a temporary increase of the broadcasting fee that funds Germany’s public broadcasters.