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Eurovision News Exchange turns 60. Here’s why democracy depends on it
Blog - 22 Sep 2021
Eurovision News Exchange turns 60. Here’s why democracy depends on it 
Democracy is in decline. Citizens are turning their backs on public life. These are just two key findings from our new report into Democracy and Public Service Media (PSM). In recent months, we’ve witnessed...
Investment in public service news is an investment in democracy, says EBU Director General, Noel Curran
Press release - 22 Sep 2021
Investment in public service news is an investment in democracy, says EBU Director General, Noel Curran 
In a brand new report from the EBU – Democracy and Public Service Media – findings show that democracy has declined in two thirds of EBU Member countries with citizens turning away from politics and public...
Writing the first drafts of history. The birth of the Eurovision News Exchange
News - 22 Sep 2021
Writing the first drafts of history. The birth of the Eurovision News Exchange 
News is the world ‘talking to itself’. News media shape our lives. Broadcasting and internet are the keystones of the news media, today, always and everywhere, available at light speed.  The EBU’s Eurovision...
Eurovision Sport and IMG ensure widespread coverage of centenary UCI Road World Championships
Press release - 17 Sep 2021
Eurovision Sport and IMG ensure widespread coverage of centenary UCI Road World Championships 
This year’s centenary of the UCI Road World Championships, being held in Flanders, Belgium to celebrate the region’s historic role in competitive cycling in Europe, will be televised widely across Europe and beyond, thanks to media distribution by Eurovision Sport in Europe, and by IMG in the rest of the world.
A recipe that works – let’s use it!
Blog - 14 Sep 2021
A recipe that works – let’s use it! 
The year 2021 may mark the beginning of a new golden age for collaboration among public service media in Europe, Antonio Arcidiacono, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation, writes.
New EU policy can make a difference to the safety of journalists
Blog - 13 Sep 2021
New EU policy can make a difference to the safety of journalists 
EBU Deputy Director General Jean Philip De Tender outlines how a new European Commission recommendation on the safety of journalists must adequately address threats
EBU's contribution to consultation on the upcoming Data Act
Policy Position - 09 Sep 2021
EBU's contribution to consultation on the upcoming Data Act 
The upcoming Data Act aims to support data sharing within the EU economy, in particular business-to-business and business-to-government.
EBU joins forces to call for an end to the Slovenian Press Agency funding crisis
News - 08 Sep 2021
EBU joins forces to call for an end to the Slovenian Press Agency funding crisis 
The EBU joins media freedom organizations to call for an end to the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) funding crisis
New President for RTP
Executive Appointments - 08 Sep 2021
New President for RTP 
Welcome to Nicolau Santos who has been appointed President of our Portuguese Member RTP
Mehmet Zahid Sobaci appointed new Director General of TRT
Executive Appointments - 07 Sep 2021
Mehmet Zahid Sobaci appointed new Director General of TRT 
Prof Dr Mehmet Zahid Sobaci joins our Turkish Member TRT as their new Director General