Public media expands reach and services for the Pacific

Public media organisations are increasing their investments and collaborations in the Pacific, and adapting to digital trends to expand their reach to audiences across the region.

PMA: Solomon Islands government must respect broadcaster’s independence

The government has ordered Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation to self-censor and only cover stories that show the country positively.

RNZ and TVNZ buildings

“Funding certainty” for New Zealand public media

The New Zealand government has announced an allocation of $327 million dollars over a three-year period for a new multiplatform public media entity as part of its 2022 Budget.

Glasgow riverside view

Public media and COP26 coverage

Public media organisations have comprehensive and ambitious plans to cover the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow across all platforms.

Pacific Media Network

Major media networks collaborate to develop talented Pacific journalists

The number and quality of Pacific journalists are expected to rise in a never before seen collaboration between four major media organisations.

Pacific Media Network

“Celebrating the Pacific Spirit”

A warm welcome to the Pacific Media Network as it becomes the latest member of the Public Media Alliance.

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Fury in Tonga at new limits imposed on media

Journalists in Tonga are angry at new regulations they say clamp down on media freedom.

ABC's Brisbane offices

Concern over Nauru’s ABC ban

The Public Media Alliance urges the government of Nauru to lift its ban on Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalists assigned to cover the Pacific Islands Forum in September.

TBC Studios

Concern as Tongan public broadcaster is labelled “enemy of the government”

The Public Media Alliance calls on the Tongan Prime Minister to respect the independence of the Tongan Broadcasting Commission (TBC) and its role in holding government to account.

Closure of ABC shortwave service a cause for concern?

With close to eight decades of transmission the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has cut its shortwave service to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region.