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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
Time for a treasure hunt for music by women
News - 05 Nov 2020
Time for a treasure hunt for music by women 
Long overdue, the hunt is now on for hidden treasures by women composers whose music has not often enjoyed exposure in the concert hall or on the radio.
EBU launches worldwide #SayHi campaign to promote friendship for kids
Press release - 05 Nov 2020
EBU launches worldwide #SayHi campaign to promote friendship for kids 
On 12 November, kids around the world will join together in the largest simultaneous dance promoting friendship, inclusion and social kindness in children’s environments.
Interview with Erik Roose, Director General, ERR
Member DG Interviews - 03 Nov 2020
Interview with Erik Roose, Director General, ERR 
In the first of a series of interviews with leaders of EBU member organizations, we talk to Erik Roose, Director General of Estonia’s ERR, on the challenges and key learnings of the last months.