RTV Slovenia

Focus On Slovenia: Reflecting on a difficult year for public media

We reflect upon the challenges faced by RTV Slovenija over the past year – from continued instability to undermined editorial independence.

A group of RTVE journalists protest with a

“Our survival is at stake”: Staff at RTVE protest against political interference

Staff at Spain's national broadcaster, RTVE, held a protest against the politicisation of the organisation after the president resigned. 

RNZ

RNZ CEO: new public media entity is “a bold and unique step”

The CEO of Radio New Zealand explains how the new public media entity presents an outstanding opportunity for public service media.

European Commission

Joint statement on the European Media Freedom Act

The Public Media Alliance signs statement on the European Media Freedom Act alongside 17 other media freedom and journalists organisations. 

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.