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France to host Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Press release - 09 Dec 2020
France to host Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and France Télévisions are excited to announce that France will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) in 2021 following their first win in the competition...
37 EBU radio stations to broadcast Max Richter’s 'VOICES' for UN Human Rights Day
Press release - 07 Dec 2020
37 EBU radio stations to broadcast Max Richter’s 'VOICES' for UN Human Rights Day 
A unique global broadcasting event, to coincide with UN Human Rights Day on 10 December, will promote a message of unity through music with the first-ever radio broadcast of Max Richter’s VOICES, incorporating...
EBU elects new Executive Board
Press release - 04 Dec 2020
EBU elects new Executive Board 
The EBU has a new Executive Board – made up of representatives of public service media from throughout Europe.
Interview with Ulrich Wilhelm, Director General of Bayerischer Rundfunk
Member DG Interviews - 02 Dec 2020
Interview with Ulrich Wilhelm, Director General of Bayerischer Rundfunk 
Ulrich Wilhelm, Director General of Germany’s Bayerischer Rundfunk, talks to Vanessa O’Connor, EBU Member Relations for Germanophone Members
What the European Democracy Action Plan must deliver
Blog - 01 Dec 2020
What the European Democracy Action Plan must deliver 
This week the European Commission will launch the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP) - a milestone in the EU’s efforts to support free and independent media, counter disinformation, and safeguard the integrity of elections. The Action Plan’s true success will depend on its meaningful and long-lasting impact. The threats to our democracy, to media freedom and to journalist safety are real. And they are big.
France wins 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest 
Press release - 29 Nov 2020
France wins 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest  
11-year-old Valentina representing France has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, giving her country its very first win. Valentina stunned audiences watching at home with an incredible performance...
Junior Eurovision 2020: Creating a show in a global pandemic
News - 29 Nov 2020
Junior Eurovision 2020: Creating a show in a global pandemic 
What does it take to organize a live international co-production right in the middle of a global pandemic? Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest in May, the EBU and its Members were...
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.