Ofcom

Letter: Serious concerns over Ofcom Chair recruitment process

Joint letter to the UK's Commissioner for Public Appointments regarding our extreme concern at the opaque, ongoing process to appoint a new Chair of media regulator Ofcom.

Pakistan regulator

Pakistan: Media representatives “strongly opposed” to proposed media authority

Media workers in Pakistan continue to voice their concerns over a proposed bill that could grant the state greater control over the media.

PMA

PSM regulation: How public media can keep themselves in check

Internal regulatory mechanisms can be found within public media in Germany, the United States, Brazil and Australia. But how do they work — and just how effective are they?

regulator

The importance of independent media regulators

Media regulation has a role to play in protecting media freedom. But that protection requires a commitment to impartiality, independence, and transparency.

Hong Kong RTHK

Another dark week for press freedom and critical voices in Hong Kong

The Chinese government’s new National Security Law for Hong Kong has serious implications for independent journalism.

Nepal

Nepal’s public broadcasting bill causes independence concerns

A new Public Service Broadcasting bill has raised serious concerns among journalists and lawmakers about the potential for government control over a new public media body.

Ofcom

UK regulator sets out plans to increase prominence of PSBs

Ofcom announces measures to help public broadcasters face “unprecedented pressure” of competition from streaming services and global media giants.

SABC

Update | The latest at SABC

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has faced a number of crises in recent years due to mismanagement, allegations of censorship and political interference.

Uganda

Silencing the Twitter-Chatter

Legislation to fight ‘fake news’ and cyber-crimes across Sub-Saharan Africa endangers press freedom

Regulator sets new rules for the BBC

The British regulator Ofcom wants to “raise the bar on performance” of the BBC with a series of resolutions that will affect the company’s content, quotas and diversity.