Pakistan regulator

Pakistan media regulator revokes private TV channel licence

The popular private news broadcaster, ARY News, could face “permanent closure” after its operating licence was revoked by the state-run media regulatory body.

BBC

UN raises ‘grave concern’ with Iran over harassment of BBC News Persian staff

The communication was sent by four UN specialist experts, who work on arbitrary detention, freedom of speech, violence against women and Iran.

Turkish court blocks access to international broadcasters’ online services

PMA calls on Turkey’s media regulator to lift the ban on the online Turkish-language news services of Deutsche Welle and Voice of America.

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.

The Kremlin, Moscow

PMA condemns Russia’s ban on UK public media journalists

The latest action taken by Russian officials – which includes banning some UK public media workers from reporting from inside Russia – is another blow to independent journalism in the country.  

Czech Television

Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Joint statement calling on the Czech Government to live up to its promises to strengthen the independence of public broadcasters ahead of its EU presidency.

citizen participation

#WPFD2022: Public media leaders speak up for press freedom

The heads of some of the world’s largest public service media organisations highlighted how press freedom cannot be taken for granted.

Cilla Benkö and Jason Rezaian during discussion

#WPFD2022: Threats to independent journalism in democracies around the world

Swedish Radio's Director-General Cilla Benkö gives keynote address at press freedom conference in Washington.

WPFD

World Press Freedom Day 2022: themes from the past 12 months

For World Press Freedom Day 2022, PMA has analysed six press freedom themes which have been prevalent across the past twelve months.

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine

The Public Media Alliance signs declaration calling for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine.