PMA extremely concerned by arrest and harassment of journalists in China

A BBC journalist was arrested by the police while reporting on protests in China, while an RTS journalist was also threatened. 

TV Licence envelope against an image of the BBC headquarters.

BBC funding: household levy put forward

The UK’s House of Lords has suggested replacing the licence fee with a household levy which would not be dependent on owning a television.

The Kremlin, Moscow

PMA condemns Russia’s ban on UK public media journalists

The latest action taken by Russian officials – which includes banning some UK public media workers from reporting from inside Russia – is another blow to independent journalism in the country.  

National Parliament Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Proposed regulations leave press freedom in peril

There are fears proposed legislation exerting strict controls over online posts would present another threat to press freedom in Bangladesh.

BBC Young Reporter India.

Collaborative media literacy programme takes off in India

BBC Young Reporter India taught more than 8,000 school students about critical thinking, fact-checking and digital safety, to improve media literacy.

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Netflix subscription woes: what can they teach public media?

The idea of introducing Netflix-style subscriptions to finance public media is being flirted with in some countries. But would it work?

election

How election results can impact PSM

Election results in France and Slovenia could have big implications for PSM; as could forthcoming elections.

Channel 4

Channel 4 must not be privatised

Privatising Channel 4 means UK audiences could lose something precious: an independent, self-financed, well-performing and publicly owned broadcaster.

Channel 4

UK: Channel 4 makes history with Winter Paralympics

It's the first time a broadcaster has featured an all-disabled presenting line-up for a major sporting event, showing public media's value.

BBC HQ night

Statement: The future of the BBC licence fee

The Public Media Alliance has serious concerns over the decision to freeze the licence fee which funds The BBC.