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Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities
Blog - 26 Nov 2020
Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities 
In an article in Expressen, Swedish Radio CEO Cilla Benkö and Programme Director Björn Löfdahl write about the importance of impartial media in light of the polarised debate we have seen in the US in recent times, and in connection with the recent US election.
Connecting with young audiences – what works?
Blog - 25 Nov 2020
Connecting with young audiences – what works? 
There is a general perception that public service media are not connecting with young  adults and that our traditional brands represent what young people are fleeing. 
Young French pianist wins public radio broadcasters' award
News - 23 Nov 2020
Young French pianist wins public radio broadcasters' award 
The 23-year-old French pianist Rodolphe Menguy has just won the 2021 Young Soloists Prize of the French-language Public Service Media, awarded by its Music Commission.
COVID-19 makes case for importance of public service media to society
Press release - 19 Nov 2020
COVID-19 makes case for importance of public service media to society 
The 2020 News Report commissioned by the EBU – Fast Forward: Public Service Journalism in the Viral Age – suggests that the response of public service newsrooms to the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced...
RTVE wins 2020 Gunnar Høidahl Award for Excellence in the Eurovision News Exchange
News - 18 Nov 2020
RTVE wins 2020 Gunnar Høidahl Award for Excellence in the Eurovision News Exchange 
The 2020 Gunnar Høidahl Award for Excellence in the Eurovision News Exchange has been presented to the EBU's Spanish Member, RTVE.
Eurovision Song Contest artists to record song “live-on-tape” to ensure 2021 Contest will happen
News - 18 Nov 2020
Eurovision Song Contest artists to record song “live-on-tape” to ensure 2021 Contest will happen 
With the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 only 6 months away, the EBU has revealed how all participants will be guaranteed to take part in the competition. Each of the 41 participating EBU Members will create...
Private and Public broadcasters call for action against the negative impacts of global online platforms
News - 18 Nov 2020
Private and Public broadcasters call for action against the negative impacts of global online platforms 
In just a few weeks, the European Commission will publish new legislation addressing the responsibilities of global online platforms. Ahead of this, private and public broadcasters – the EBU, the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), the Association of European Radios (AER), and the Association of Television and Radio Sales Houses (egta) - have come together to issue a joint statement. 
Interview with Stefan Eiriksson, RUV Director General: Leadership during the pandemic
Member DG Interviews - 17 Nov 2020
Interview with Stefan Eiriksson, RUV Director General: Leadership during the pandemic 
Stefan Eiriksson, Director General of Iceland’s RUV talks to Marie-Soleil Levery, EBU Member Relations for the Nordics
Covering the world’s biggest event – Eurovision News and the U.S. Election
News - 13 Nov 2020
Covering the world’s biggest event – Eurovision News and the U.S. Election 
Days have passed since election night and news events teams across the U.S. are still working round the clock to provide facilities for Members and clients. Journalists and producers who have travelled...
Your value is your future
Blog - 10 Nov 2020
Your value is your future 
EBU Head of Strategy and Media Intelligence Roberto Suarez Candel outlines the five steps PSM leaders need to take to demonstrate their contribution to society