Logo of RTVS, the Radio and Television of Slovakia (Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska) on a door of a car.

RTVS journalists strike over proposed bill

PMA joins other press freedom groups and journalists at the Slovakian public broadcaster in calling for the proposed changes to be dropped.

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovak government pushes ahead with move to replace RTVS, dealing fresh blow to media freedom

The plans fuel media capture concerns and present a real threat to independent public service media and media freedom in Slovakia.

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovak government urged to abandon new public media law

The govt’s new proposal on RTVS Act caused serious concern amongst Slovaks and media freedom groups over the future of RTVS independence.

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovakia: RTVS and media freedom under scrutiny

A climate of insecurity is lingering, as budget cuts and plans to dissolve RTVS into two entities were announced by the government.

Cilla Benkö speaking to an audience with a lectern in front of her.

Cilla Benkö reflects on her tour of Central Europe

Swedish Radio's CEO Cilla Benkö writes about her visits to three countries in Central Europe and the threats facing public service media.

Slovak public broadcaster building

Slovakia: Licence fee faces possible abolition

Slovak public broadcaster RTVS’s licence fee structure faces axing, with plans to suspend the funding model from July 2023 up in the air.

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.

RTV Slovenia

Slovenia’s public broadcaster pressured by government

Despite their crucial role during the Covid-19 crisis, many public broadcasters are facing criticism and threats from their governments, including RTV Slovenija.