National Parliament Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Proposed regulations leave press freedom in peril

There are fears proposed legislation exerting strict controls over online posts would present another threat to press freedom in Bangladesh.

Czech Television

Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Joint statement calling on the Czech Government to live up to its promises to strengthen the independence of public broadcasters ahead of its EU presidency.

SABC HQ South Africa

SABC Head of News dismissed

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC dismissed its Head of News on Friday “with immediate effect”, citing a breakdown in trust.

RTV Slovenia

RTV Slovenija: Draft transformation bill and new appointments

A small group of RTV Slovenija (RTVS) employees have drafted a bill to modernise and better protect the independence of the public broadcaster.

Ofcom

Letter: Serious concerns over Ofcom Chair recruitment process

Joint letter to the UK's Commissioner for Public Appointments regarding our extreme concern at the opaque, ongoing process to appoint a new Chair of media regulator Ofcom.

Insight: Why Brazil’s public media must remain public

As Brazil's government looks to sell off the EBC, two staffers write about the fight to keep public media in public hands.

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan: Media representatives “strongly opposed” to proposed media authority

Media workers in Pakistan continue to voice their concerns over a proposed bill that could grant the state greater control over the media.

Ecuador

Focus On PSM: Second time lucky for public media in Ecuador?

A year after it was dismantled, public media is being considered again in Ecuador. But can the country establish a resilient and independent public media system?

RTV Slovenia

Independent public media under attack in Slovenia

The Public Media Alliance is seriously disturbed by the evidence of recent challenges to independent and public media in Slovenia.

Channel 4

What the public stand to lose if Channel 4 is privatised

The UK’s public media landscape has faced significant turbulence under the current government, but a proposal to privatise Channel 4 could cause irreversible damage.