RTVE

RTVE: Questions of independence remain despite new board

RTVE has installed a new board after being in limbo for more than three years. But questions remain about the Spanish broadcaster’s independence.

Czech Television

Independence of Czech Television under threat

Changes to the public broadcaster’s supervisory body sparks concern about the future of its independence.

RTVE

Spain: RTVE management issues remain unresolved amid financial concerns

Three years after Congress approved a reform to allow the election of the president and board members of Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE), the public broadcaster is yet to have its management troubles resolved.

EBC Brazil

‘Citizens’ ombudsman’ pushes back against the ruin of Brazilian public media

PMA welcomes the creation of Ouvidoria Cidadã as a positive step towards more accountable and independent public media in Brazil.  

Hong Kong RTHK

Hong Kong: RTHK faces escalating pressures

In the past year, RTHK has been subject to official warnings, tightening restrictions, and “political persecution”. The arrest of a producer earlier this week is just the latest in a string of mounting pressures.

Hong Kong RTHK

Further restrictions on media freedom in Hong Kong

New developments have painted an even grimmer picture for the future of media freedom and editorial independence in Hong Kong.

BBC HQ night

PMA Statement: ‘One Minute to Midnight’ in the newsroom and good governance in PSM

"As the BBC approaches its centenary, we are aware of how many media organisations around the world share those same news values, the values of public media."

Al Jazeera

PMA Statement: The U.S. Decision to request news network AJ+ to register under FARA

"The decision is likely to impact the reputation and ability AJ+ journalists in the U.S. to operate, putting their press credentials and information sources at risk."

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PSM Weekly | 16 – 22 September 2020

Our weekly round-up of public service media related stories and headlines from around the world.

TVP Poland

Focus on PSM | Poland

Poland’s public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) continues to face heavy criticism following the 2020 presidential election while the country’s government looks to restrict foreign media ownership.