Focus on PSM | India

As a new manpower audit seeks to transform public broadcasting in India, we take a closer look at some of the recent challenges facing India's public broadcasters and media landscape.

media freedom

Focus on PSM | Prasar Bharati

A short-winded clash between Prasar Bharati and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting could have long lasting repercussions for public media and media freedom in India.

Former PMA President denied opportunity to speak in India

India is a country where freedom of speech has long been valued. But support for media freedom has to be in our actions, not just our words. Sadly, it seems that media freedom in India is changing.

Narayan Rao

NDTV’s KVL Narayan Rao passes away

It is with great sadness that PMA passes on news of the passing of former Board member and Vice President KVL Narayan Rao of NDTV, India.

Terrorism, Conflict & Hate Speech in South Asian News Media

We are pleased to announce our latest project to strengthen the capacity of South Asian news media to report on terrorism, violence and hate speech.


Focus on PSM | India

Public service broadcasting in India has been growing, amidst challenges, bans and incomplete digital transitions. Considerable hostility towards journalists also remains across the country.

No extension for analogue TV signal in India

The deadline to switch over from analogue to digital signal TV in India will not be extended any further, says the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.


Indian government to respond to criticism of radio news restrictions

After an investigation, India’s Supreme Court has asked the Indian Government to explain its decision to prevent FM stations from airing their own news.

Prasar Bharati gets ready to launch new channel for north east India

The Indian public broadcaster will launch a new Doordarshan channel in a bid to enhance its reach in the region

Indian Government halts ban on NDTV

The Hindi news channel was supposed to be suspended for a day on Wednesday but the government put the ban on hold as it waits for the Supreme Court response.