France Télévisions

Merger put forward for French public media

France's public media organisations face a merge planned by the government for 2026. The project leaves some sceptical.

Polski Radio flags on a flagpole.

Public media in Poland struggles for a reset

All public radio stations have now been liquidated, while TVP has been accused of political bias, as public media reforms in Poland continue.  

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.

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Germany: Public media reforms scrutinised

The heads of Germany’s 16 states have given their assent to reforming Germany’s public media sector, but the proposals have faced criticism.  

Germany ARD ZDF

Germany: Federal states reach agreement on public media reform

After years of negotiations, Germany's federal states have finally agreed on the direction for public media reform.

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.

RTV Slovenia

RTV Slovenija: Draft transformation bill and new appointments

A small group of RTV Slovenija (RTVS) employees have drafted a bill to modernise and better protect the independence of the public broadcaster.

MBC Malawi

Malawi: Is now the time to reform MBC?

Following the country’s historic election re-run, could this be the time to transform the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation into a public broadcaster free from political interference?

Ghana

Focus on PSM | Ghana

As the government looks set to reform aspects of Ghana’s media landscape, we take a look at the key issues impacting media freedom and the country’s public broadcaster.

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BBC Director General reverses decision on complaint against presenter

The BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit last week ruled that BBC presenter, Naga Munchetty, breached editorial guidelines on impartiality for commenting on racist remarks made by President Trump in a tweet. The public broadcaster’s Director General has now overturned this decision.