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Public Service Broadcasting
Strengthening public service broadcasting for education, cultural awareness and civil society


Strengthening public service broadcasting for education, cultural awareness and civil society

What is public service broadcasting?

Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)is broadcasting made, financed and controlled by the public, for the public. It is neither commercial nor state-owned, free from political interference and pressure from commercial forces. Through PSB, citizens are informed, educated and also entertained. When guaranteed with pluralism, programming diversity, editorial independence, appropriate funding, accountability and transparency, public service broadcasting can serve as a cornerstone of democracy.


UNESCO's work in the field of public service broadcasting focuses on:

In the future the programme will focus upon:

  • 24-06-2011 (Brasilia) 
    International seminar to debate challenges of public media
  • 17-06-2011 (Quito) 
    Training workshops for members of parliament and parliamentary journalists in Ecuador
  • 03-06-2011 (Paris) 
    Public Service Broadcasting at the heart of discussions at the Paris International Conference in Support of Tunisian and Egyptian Broadcast Media
  • 30-05-2011 (Paris) 
    UNESCO hosts international conference in support of Tunisian and Egyptian broadcast media
  • 18-05-2011 (Geneva) 
    UNESCO launches second edition of legal survey on public service broadcasting
  • 16-05-2011 (Geneva) 
    UNESCO organizes meeting on media regulation at WSIS Forum 2011
  • 04-03-2011 (New Delhi) 
    UNESCO-supported Radio Asia 2011 focused on recent advances in radio broadcasting
  • 21-02-2011 (Quito) 
    UNESCO advises Ecuadorian National Assembly on parliamentary media
  • 19-11-2010 (Sofia) 
    Climate change discussed at workshop for public broadcasters in South East Europe
  • 28-10-2010 (Sarajevo) 
    ERNO network reaches ten-year milestone with UNESCO support
  • 13-10-2010 (Brasilia) 
    UNESCO study evaluates strategies for strengthening Brazilian public broadcasting companies
  • 08-09-2010 (Apia) 
    Building disaster resilience of Pacific radio stations
  • 06-08-2010 (Johannesburg) 
    Southern African broadcasters are discussing climate change this week in Johannesburg
  • 03-06-2010 (Windhoek) 
    CBA has launched new distance-learning course for media regulators
  • 12-05-2010 (Paris) 
    Role of broadcasting regulators discussed at UNESCO Headquarters
  • 07-04-2010 (Zagreb) 
    Public service broadcasting debated in Croatia with UNESCO’s support
  • 11-02-2010 (Malé) 
    UNESCO sponsors workshops on public service broadcasting in Maldives
  • 27-11-2009 (Paris) 
    UNESCO publishes outcome brochure of its conference on broadcast media and climate change
  • 25-11-2009 (London) 
    UNESCO and CBA launch new guidelines for broadcasters
  • 09-09-2009 (Paris) 
    Declaration for an increased public awareness of climate change
  • 03-09-2009 (Paris) 
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calls for a well informed public to ensure that leaders make climate change a top priority
  • 24-08-2009 (Paris) 
    UNESCO organizes first international conference on Broadcast Media and Climate Change
  • 22-06-2009 (Split) 
    UNESCO supports public service broadcasters from South-East Europe
  • 09-06-2009 (Paris) 
    UNESCO Organizes International Conference on Broadcast Media and Climate Change
  • 19-12-2008 (Beijing) 
    Improving public service broadcasting in Mongolia
  • 08-09-2008 (Dar es Salaam) 
    UNESCO helps Zanzibar build broadcasting policy
  • WSIS Workshop on Public Service Broadcasting
    UNESCO organized a workshop on Public Service Broadcasting held on December 11, 2003 in Palexpo, Geneva.
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