PSM Weekly | 3-9 July 2019

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

EBC Brazil

The dismantling of Brazil’s public media

In recent years, public media in Brazil has experienced a slow and tragic death and now faces complete dismantling.

Philippines government continues to intimidate and harass news media

Maria Ressa, CEO of the independent newspaper Rappler, has been arrested on charges of “cyber libel” for an article that seems to have violated a law that was not even in place when it was published.

Sudden firing of Ukrainian public broadcaster’s CEO prompts censorship concerns

On 31st January, during a regular board meeting at Ukraine’s public broadcaster - National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) - Director Zurab Alasania was removed from his post.

Lithuania’s government responds to concerns over LRT

The Lithuanian government responded to our concerns on the proposed amendments for the law on the country's public broadcaster.

Law could pose serious threat to independence of LRT

A series of law amendments could put the independence of Lithuania's public service broadcaster at risk.

Manx Radio

PMA Response | Independence of public media at risk on the Isle of Man

The Public Media Alliance calls on the Isle of Man's Tynwald to ensure the independence of Manx Radio, the island's public service broadcaster.

Manx Radio

Independence of public media at risk on the Isle of Man

Manx Radio’s 50thbirthday celebrations dampened by Select Committee recommendations.

ABC Headquarters

Chairman of ABC Board resigns

The Chair of Australia’s public broadcaster has resigned following accusations of political interference.

TV cameras

Media in Pakistan facing clampdown ahead of elections

Journalists and media houses are facing an unprecedented level of threats and restrictions,  which have been intensifying ahead of the country’s elections later this month.