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News Committee

The News Committee is an elected body representing the news activities of the EBU’s membership. The committee for the 2021 to 2023 term of office was elected on 24 November 2021.

The committee, which has an interdisciplinary membership, is dedicated to the EBU's objectives. It facilitates and fosters dialogue and cooperation between the news operations and staff of its Members. It develops and shares best practices, media expertise and innovation in news gathering and distribution.

The committee organizes and sets the agenda for the annual News Assembly, which offers news directors, editors-in-chief and foreign desk editors the opportunity to network and exchange views about improving coverage, reducing costs and implementing new technology. By setting the agenda for the annual gathering, the News Committee aims to help shape the future of journalism and the way in which public service media fulfil their mandate.

Meeting Reports

Committee documents

  • Terms of Reference: News Assembly and News Committee Members Only
  • Bye-laws relating to Elections and Voting Members Only
  • Guidelines for EBU Members on Representation & Inclusion on EBU Committees

Committee members

Eric Scherer


France Télévisions (France)

Asun Gómez Bueno


RTVE (Spain)

Eimear Lowe


RTÉ (Ireland)

Krista Taubert


Yle (Finland)

Geertje Bal

VRT (Belgium)

Madalina Radulescu-Vochin

TVR (Romania)

Morwen Williams

BBC (United Kingdom)

Esther Bootsma

NOS (Netherlands)

Charlotta Friborg

SVT (Sweden)

Martin Řezníček

CT (Czechia)

Giuseppe Solinas

RAI (Italy)

Pierre-Olivier Volet

SRG SSR (Switzerland)

Petra Zilken-Leitgeb

ZDF (Germany)

Community events

Group meetings