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Statement: The future of the BBC licence fee

The Public Media Alliance has serious concerns over the decision to freeze the licence fee which funds The BBC.

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UK: Ministers reportedly reject licence fee increase

MPs have reportedly rejected the BBC’s pleas to increase the cost of the licence fee in line with inflation, which could result in further cuts to its funding.

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Focus on PSM: Germany

From funding and political pressures to journalist safety, public media in Germany faces an array of challenges. Read our latest update.

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Insight | Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities

Swedish Radio CEO, Cilla Benkö, and Programme Director, Björn Löfdahl, write about the importance of impartial media in light of the polarised debate we have seen in the US in recent times, and in connection with the recent US election.

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Press Release: Protecting the licence fee

Boris Johnson’s comment about scrapping the TV Licence during an election Q&A demonstrates a complete lack of understanding about what public media is and how it is funded.

Swedish Radio

New conditions for Swedish public media hammered out in parliament

Sweden’s Riksdag votes in favour of government bill to strengthen local journalism and allow public broadcasters to expand their online footprint, but there’s a caveat.

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Focus on PSM | USA

From funding adjustments to new streaming platforms, what’s new in the world of American public media? Read our latest round up.

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Insight | Crossing Divides

Crossing Divides is an ambitious season.  Throughout the BBC in 2019 we are exploring the power and possibilities of encountering people with conflicting opinions, across divisions of race, class, faith, politics and generation.

Swedish Radio

Election coverage in Sweden: Democracy, multimedia and populist rhetoric

Swedish public media tirelessly covered the country’s election amidst threats and complaints from the far right, with a renewed commitment to bring valuable information to its citizens.

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Insight | RTVE public contest faces further challenges

After an arduous process, a reform to promote the independence of the Spanish public broadcaster from political influence is now hanging by a thread.