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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.

BBC Plaque

100 Years of the BBC

A century since the world’s first public service broadcaster was created, the BBC is going all-out to mark its anniversary.

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.

Digital radio

The Future of Radio

The “Digital radio and audio review” commissioned by the UK Government is targeted at setting the industry up for the future.  

Channel 4

Channel 4 must remain in public ownership

Read our response to the House of Lords inquiry into the future of UK public broadcaster Channel 4.

Press Freedom

Attacks on journalists by members of the public grow

As the pandemic continues, there have been a growing number of attacks on journalists by members of the public — even in their own offices.

BBC

UK: Ministers reportedly reject licence fee increase

MPs have reportedly rejected the BBC’s pleas to increase the cost of the licence fee in line with inflation, which could result in further cuts to its funding.

Accessibility

Protecting the prominence of public media

As media markets become more crowded and global streaming giants continue to grow rapidly, what steps are being taken to address challenges to the prominence of public media?

Channel 4

What the public stand to lose if Channel 4 is privatised

The UK’s public media landscape has faced significant turbulence under the current government, but a proposal to privatise Channel 4 could cause irreversible damage.

Big Ben UK

UK Government launches national action plan to protect journalists

The UK Government has published its first national action plan outlining its approach to improving the safety of journalists in the UK.