SABC-branded satellite against a blue sky.

SABC Bill progresses, but critics still see threats

A new bill for South Africa’s struggling public broadcaster is a step closer to law, but media freedom advocates want it scrapped entirely.

Fiji government buildings.

“Another good sign” for media in Fiji

A Pacific media academic ascertains the state of affairs for media freedom in the country, after a new government entered office in December.

Expert warns PNG against changes to media law

A Pacific journalism expert has warned the proposed amendments to media laws in Papua New Guinea could mirror the harsh restrictions in Fiji.

EU Commission

Joint letter urges European Parliament to strengthen EMFA

PMA joins fellow media groups to call on the European Parliament for a strong and coherent European Media Freedom Act.

KBS building in Seoul

South Korea: Proposed PSM reforms

Reforms to strengthen the independence of South Korea’s public media are taking place against a backdrop of recent media freedom concerns.

TVP Poland

Poland: Proposed law set to boost prominence of controversial public broadcaster

An amendment to the Broadcasting Act’s “must carry, must offer” principle aims to up the prominence of the country’s embattled public broadcaster.

RTV Slovenia

Slovenia: Media freedom groups back legislative efforts to depoliticise public media

PMA and other media freedom groups back reform introduced in Slovenia, aimed at limiting political interference over RTV SLO. 

The Beehive, New Zealand's Parliament

PMA makes submission on New Zealand’s new public media entity

In our submission to the New Zealand Government, we outline our concerns with the legislation which would establish the new entity.

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.

Ita Buttrose ABC

ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, calls for press freedom reforms

The ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, has called for stronger press freedoms in Australia and greater protections for public interest journalism.