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

New regulator could further restrict media freedom in Pakistan

While PMA welcomes comments that suggest support for media freedom, we are increasingly concerned by the bleak reality in Pakistan as authorities tighten their grip on independent media and critical voices.

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.

Ofcom

Small Screen, Big Debate: The Future of Public Service Media | PMA’s Initial Response

While the review may propose opportunities for public media to become more financially stable, relevant and reach all audiences, Ofcom must ensure that, first and foremost, it protects the key principles of public media.

ABS-CBN

Philippines’ largest broadcaster ordered to go off-air  

ABS-CBN has been issued a “cease-and-desist" order by the country’s media regulator starting with immediate effect. The Public Media Alliance denounces the order as a direct attack on media freedom and calls for the renewal of the company's licence.  

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.

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.

Further curtailment of free speech in the Maldives

The passing of a new defamation law will have further serious consequences for freedom of speech, the media and democracy in the archipelago State.