News Committee

The News Committee is an elected body representing the news activities of the EBU’s membership. The committee for the 2019 to 2021 term of office was elected on 19 November 2019.

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.

Voting Procedure Members Only

Meeting Reports

48th Meeting of the News Committee (Virtual, 25 May 2020)
47th Meeting of the News Committee (Virtual, 21 April 2020)

46th Meeting of the News Committee (Geneva, 24th January 2020 )

45th Meeting of the News Committee (Paris, 18th November 2019 )

44th Meeting of the News Committee (Namur, 24th September 2019 )

43nd Meeting of the News Committee (London, 9th May 2019 )

42nd Meeting of the News Committee (Geneva, 22nd January 2019)

41st Meeting of the News Committee (Edinburgh, 12th November 2018)

40th Meeting of the News Committee (Stockholm, 21 September 2018)

39th Meeting of the News Committee (Mainz, 6 June 2018)

38th Meeting of the News Committee (Geneva, 21 March 2018)

37th Meeting of the News Committee (Brussels, 18 January 2018)

News Committee Workspace


Committee Members


Balon-Perin Benoît, RTBF (Belgium)


Gomez-Bueno Asun, RTVE (Spain)
Solinas Giuseppe, RAI (Italy)
Zilken-Leitgeb Petra, ZDF (Germany)

Committee Members

Bal Geertje, VRT (Belgium)
Kandemir Pinar, TRT World (Turkey)
Lowe Eimear, RTE (Ireland)
Mitschitz Andreas, ORF (Austria)
Radulescu-Vochin Madalina, TVR (Romania)
Soula Samah, FRTV (France)
Taubert Krista, YLE (Finland)
Ward-Lilley Sarah, BBC (United Kingdom)
Wegener Michael, ARD (Germany)