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Eurovision Sport and International Canoe Federation extend media rights deal
Press release - 18 Feb 2021
Eurovision Sport and International Canoe Federation extend media rights deal 
Eurovision Sport is pleased to announce the renewal of its long-running media rights deal with the International Canoe Federation, in an agreement that runs until 2024.
EBU calls on Belarus to end press crackdown and free jailed journalists 
News - 18 Feb 2021
EBU calls on Belarus to end press crackdown and free jailed journalists  
The EBU is extremely alarmed by the intensifying of attacks on press freedom in Belarus.
Join us to mark International Women’s Day 2021! 
News - 17 Feb 2021
Join us to mark International Women’s Day 2021!  
Join us on International Women’s Day - 8 March - for a range of events and activities to mark the occasion.
Reimagining Sport as Equal in Ski Jumping - Rasnov 2021
Press release - 15 Feb 2021
Reimagining Sport as Equal in Ski Jumping - Rasnov 2021 
Promoting gender equality in sport is an integral part of the new agreement between Eurovision Sport and the Romania Ski Biathlon Federation. Tune in to our Zoom debate on 17 February to learn more.
EBU condemns BBC World News ban in mainland China
News - 12 Feb 2021
EBU condemns BBC World News ban in mainland China 
The EBU has condemned the decision by Chinese authorities to ban BBC World News from broadcasting in China. The EBU believes this new step from China’s National Radio and Television Administration reflects...
EU e-Evidence proposal: EBU joins renewed call to protect media freedom and fundamental rights
News - 09 Feb 2021
EU e-Evidence proposal: EBU joins renewed call to protect media freedom and fundamental rights 
Safeguarding Europe’s free and independent media is vital to sustain our democracies. However, media freedom could be put at risk by a current EU proposal that intends to make it easier for criminal investigations to gather electronic evidence from other EU countries. In a new joint statement, the EBU - together with seven other organizations representing media and journalists - reiterates calls for changes to the proposed e-Evidence legislation.
Policy Position - 09 Feb 2021
Joint statement from European media and journalists calling on decision makers to protect media freedom and fundamental rights 
Safeguarding Europe’s free and independent media is vital to sustain our democracies. However, media freedom could be put at risk by a current EU proposal that intends to make it easier for criminal investigations...
Dragan Bujošević re-elected as RTS Director General
News - 08 Feb 2021
Dragan Bujošević re-elected as RTS Director General 
Dragan Bujošević has been re-elected as Director General of Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) by the Managing Board.
EBU publishes guidance on the national rules necessary to ensure prominence of PSM services
News - 03 Feb 2021
EBU publishes guidance on the national rules necessary to ensure prominence of PSM services 
The EBU has launched a new guide for Members on the national rules that governments should implement to ensure prominence of PSM services on online platforms.
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 organizers determined yet realistic on plans for May 
Press release - 03 Feb 2021
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 organizers determined yet realistic on plans for May  
With just over 3 months to go, the organizers of the Eurovision 2021 Song Contest 2021 have agreed a determined, yet realistic approach in the final phase of preparations. In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Dutch Host Broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS and the City of Rotterdam have ruled out that the 65th Contest can take place “as normal” in 2021.