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Germany: Federal states reach agreement on public media reform

After years of negotiations, Germany's federal states have finally agreed on the direction for public media reform.

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“A strong team for a strong ZDF”

ZDF Press Release: Nadine Bilke and Bettina Schausten become new directors.

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Dr. Thomas Bellut bids farewell as ZDF Director-General

Thomas Bellut stepped down as ZDF’s Director General on 10 March. Bellut's achievements were praised and celebrated by politicians and colleagues alike.

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Public media goes silent from Russia

A host of public media organisations have decided to stop broadcasting out of Russia due to safety concerns.

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Deutsche Welle Russian office closed down

The closure of Deutsche Welle’s Moscow bureau by the Kremlin is an egregious breach of media freedom, and must be overturned.

New flyer released to help protect German journalists

A flyer was distributed to security forces and journalists by the DJV on the best way to protect journalists at protests.

ZDF makes history with English language adaptation

ZDF's adaptation of a bestselling German novel will be, in a first for the broadcaster, produced in English. 

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Public media comes out top in Germany election

A survey held after Germany's 2021 federal election highlights the relevance and public trust placed in public broadcasters.

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Broadcast fee increase approved for German public media

PMA welcomes the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to allow a temporary increase of the broadcasting fee that funds Germany’s public broadcasters.

Floods in Europe: PSM in times of emergency

As deadly floods ravage parts of Germany and Belgium, public broadcasters play a significant role in reaching the entire population with critical and lifesaving information.