Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Growing pressure on editorial independence and press freedom

The editorial independence of Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK comes under increasing pressure as a new security law poses a direct threat to journalists and press freedom

ABC Headquarters

ABC journalists could still face prosecution

Almost a year on from the unprecedented federal police raid on ABC, journalists Samuel Clark and Daniel Oakes could still face prosecution for their investigative reports, the Afghan Files.  

RTV Slovenia

Slovenia’s public broadcaster pressured by government

Despite their crucial role during the Covid-19 crisis, many public broadcasters are facing criticism and threats from their governments, including RTV Slovenija.  

US public media

Emergency funds for US public broadcasting

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting will receive $75million as part of an emergency relief package, which was passed by the US Senate on 25 March. This is a welcome package for some local stations but for others, it is still not enough.

ABC HQ Sydney

ABC will not appeal validation of police raids on public broadcaster

The validation of a warrant used to raid ABC’s headquarters last June is another blow to media freedom in Australia and an assault on public interest journalism.

media freedom

Media freedom crisis in Tanzania

Rampant self-censorship, the shutdown of media outlets and repressive media laws continue to intensify in Tanzania.

Poland

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.

SABC HQ South Africa

Focus on PSM | SABC

With an ongoing debt crisis, an investigation into state capture and resignation threats, have things gone from bad to worse for South Africa’s public 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.

SABC

Update | SABC debt crisis

As SABC continues to navigate its ongoing financial crisis, does it really face a so-called “blackout”?