Buenos Aires Argentina

Increased pressure on public media in Argentina

Tensions are rising for public media in Argentina, with threats of privatisation and police forces are placed in front of PSM headquarters.

Close up of President elect of Argentina, Javier Milei.

Argentina: PMA calls on Milei to protect public service media

The Public Media Alliance urges Javier Milei to recognise the vital role public service media play in democracy and protect public media.

The Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation's headquarters in Jersualem.

Israel: Kan threatened with privatisation

The new Communications Minister has said there is “no place” for public broadcasting in Israel, as he threatens Kan with privatisation.

Channel 4

Privatisation off the table for Channel 4 and EBC

The UK government is to scrap plans to privatise Channel 4, while Brazil’s new government has saved EBC from privatisation.

Netflix on a TV

Netflix subscription woes: what can they teach public media?

The idea of introducing Netflix-style subscriptions to finance public media is being flirted with in some countries. But would it work?

Channel 4

Channel 4 must not be privatised

Privatising Channel 4 means UK audiences could lose something precious: an independent, self-financed, well-performing and publicly owned broadcaster.

Insight: Why Brazil’s public media must remain public

As Brazil's government looks to sell off the EBC, two staffers write about the fight to keep public media in public hands.

EBC

Brazil: Plans to privatise EBC escalate

The National Bank has invited companies to prepare plans for the privatisation of the public media organisation.

Channel 4

Channel 4 must remain in public ownership

Read our response to the House of Lords inquiry into the future of UK public broadcaster Channel 4.

EBC

Brazil: Public media privatisation accelerates as censorship grows

Reports of heightened censorship and persecution persist at EBC, even as the Brazilian broadcaster faces an “accelerated” privatisation.