Microphone election

Public Media in 2021: Year in Review

It has been a tough year for public media. But during testing times, there were displays of resilience and innovation.

Bishkek panorama

Kyrgyzstan: Independence of public media being undermined

A law amendment being proposed by the Kyrgyzstan government risks completely eroding the limited independence of the public broadcaster, OTRK.

Sunset in Istanbul

Turkey: Mission finds continued pressures on independent media

An international mission to Turkey has revealed sustained threats against independent media and increasing state capture. 

GBC Ghana

GBC ordered to reduce channels by half

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation has been sent a directive from the Ministry of Communications ordering it to reduce the number of channels it operates on the National Digital Terrestrial Television platform.

Future Tense podcast, ABC Radio National

LISTEN | The ongoing fight to save public broadcasting

The Public Media Alliance discuss the importance of public media as well as the threats that public broadcasting faces worldwide on ABC Radio National's 'Future Tense'.

Poland

Poland’s election without public media

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party has been voted in for a second term this week. Yet despite Poland being a representative democracy, the party’s strategy to “repolonise” and control the media is deeply undemocratic.

SABC HQ South Africa

Focus on PSM | SABC

With an ongoing debt crisis, an investigation into state capture and resignation threats, have things gone from bad to worse for South Africa’s public broadcaster?