NPR CPB funding

House of Representatives passes $175m relief legislation for public media

$175 million in COVID-19 related assistance has been greenlit for the nearly 1,400 public radio and television stations across the US.

Global Task Force

The increasing threats to journalists’ safety

In this commentary article published in the Toronto Star, Catherine Tait, CBC/Radio-Canada President and CEO, writes in her capacity as Chair of the Global Task Force for public media about the dramatic increase in both the frequency and the intensity of harassment and intimidation faced by journalists.

Groupe de Travail Mondial

La sécurité des journalistes est en jeu

Ces dernières années, les journalistes font l’objet de manœuvres d’intimidation et de harcèlement en ligne dont le nombre et la gravité ne cessent d’augmenter.

Cilla & Björn, Swedish Radio

Insight | Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities

Swedish Radio CEO, Cilla Benkö, and Programme Director, Björn Löfdahl, write about the importance of impartial media in light of the polarised debate we have seen in the US in recent times, and in connection with the recent US election.

TV cameras

We’re in it together

COVID-19 has been described as an "extinction-level crisis" for some media organisations, with serious implications for media pluralism. But there is hope, as initiatives in the US, Australia and Canada show. 

podcast

Podcasts and public media: Local news

Public radio has a long history of creating content that meets the changing needs of society while informing, educating, and entertaining listeners. But how is it adapting to provide public service podcasting?

VOA USAGM

USAGM CEO removes “firewall” protecting editorial independence

CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) announces that he will remove the “firewall” regulation designed to protect the editorial independence of government-funded broadcasters.

VOA Voice of America

New rule could drastically limit the visas of foreign journalists in the US

The Public Media Alliance calls upon the US government not to implement a proposed rule that seeks to limit the time foreign journalists are eligible to remain in the US.

PBS

50 years of PBS

The Public Media Alliance wishes PBS a very happy 50th Anniversary.

Al Jazeera

PMA Statement: The U.S. Decision to request news network AJ+ to register under FARA

"The decision is likely to impact the reputation and ability AJ+ journalists in the U.S. to operate, putting their press credentials and information sources at risk."