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19 Jul 2017
38th Euroradio Folk Festival begins in Český Krumlov 
Kanteles, fiddles, accordions, balalaikas, throat singing, yodeling: just some of the sounds that can be heard at the 38th annual Euroradio Folk Festival (19 – 22 July), where bands and artists redefine...
19 Jul 2017
Europe’s best choirs bid to become first Eurovision Choir of The Year 
Nine choirs from nine different European countries will compete this Saturday (22 July) in Riga, Latvia to be crowned the very first “Eurovision Choir of the Year”. This brand new competition from the...
14 Jul 2017
Ibrahim Eren elected Director General of TRT 
Ibrahim Eren has been elected Director General of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT).
14 Jul 2017
EU Conference concludes that free media is a prerequisite to democracy 
An EU Forum in Sarajevo has concluded that 'freedom of expression and free media are prerequisites for establishing solid democracies and allowing a vibrant civil society to develop'.
13 Jul 2017
PSM critical to improving trust in media 
Public service media (PSM) has a critical role to play in maintaining society’s trust in media, the Head of the EBU’s Media Intelligence Service Roberto Suárez has told an EU meeting in Brussels.
07 Jul 2017
Head of Radio shares European innovations at Radio Days Africa 
The EBU’s Head of Radio Graham Dixon spoke this week at Radio Days Africa, the annual conference for the African radio sector, about the role of radio in growing social capital, building communities, underlining...
01 Jul 2017
EBU backs Tour de France until 2023 
The EBU and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement for the media rights to the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Tour de France.
30 Jun 2017
EBU launches quality journalism initiative 
The provision of high-quality, independent news is at the very heart of public service media’s remit. However, today’s newsrooms are facing a myriad of challenges and how they tackle them will be key to the survival of public service media (PSM) and, arguably, the very future of democracy itself.
30 Jun 2017
EBU joins Council of Europe platform to protect journalists 
The EBU today became a partner to a Council of Europe platform designed to track alleged violations of media freedom in member states. The platform was set up by the Council of Europe to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists.
29 Jun 2017
78th General Assembly opens in Dublin 
Opening the General Assembly, EBU President Jean-Paul Philippot highlighted the many challenges of the Union and the tough decisions that lie ahead: Project Athena on the future operating strategy of the EBU; the new sports rights strategy; and the need to refocus and increase value for Member Services which remain the 'raison d'être' of the organization.