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15 Mar 2018
BBC appeals to UN to protect journalists in Iran 
For the first time in its history, the BBC is making an appeal to the United Nations in Geneva to protect the human rights of BBC journalists and their families. This unprecedented move follows years of persecution and harrassment by the Iranian authorities which has escalated over the last 12 months.
15 Mar 2018
EBU partners with Edinburgh International Festival for Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is excited to announce the 19th Eurovision Young Musicians competition will be hosted by the BBC as a highlight of the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival...
14 Mar 2018
EBU Members launch Generation What Arabic 
The EBU’s “Generation What" project, which obtained the views of a million millennials across 14 European countries, has just been launched in 5 Middle Eastern and North African countries with a further...
14 Mar 2018
Radio: Over 100 years young 
Since the advent of television in the 1950s, people have long been predicting the death of radio. Yet, despite the naysayers, it has continued to develop, innovate and thrive.
13 Mar 2018
Increasing Political Pressure on LRT 
The EBU is concerned about the increasing political pressure being exerted on Lithuanian Member LRT.
13 Mar 2018
EBU enables winter sports to be seen worldwide, with successful trials in China 
EBU Sport has been continuing its work to extend the worldwide reach of winter sports through recent trials with Chinese national broadcaster CCTV and two leading digital sports outlets.
13 Mar 2018
Council of Europe identifies PSM as key in counterbalancing media concentration 
The Council of Europe has adopted a new Recommendation on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership offering a number of valuable Guidelines to Member States on how to sustain media pluralism...
12 Mar 2018
EBU urges European policy makers to improve conditions for quality media to fight 'fake news' and disinformation 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) together with other expert members of the EU High Level Group on Fake News and Disinformation, delivered a report on fake news and online disinformation requesting the creation of a new framework to address the role of online platforms in today's news media environment.
12 Mar 2018
EBU welcomes new Recommendation on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries 
The Council of Europe has adopted a new standard-setting instrument, calling on States to establish a framework for the protection of human rights in the digital environment.
08 Mar 2018
EBU brings the best of Paralympic sport to over 25 countries across Europe 
Audiences everywhere are set to be captivated and inspired as the world's best athletes gather in PyeongChang for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and, as rightsholder for Europe*, the EBU will see the Games broadcast free-to-air in over 25 countries. Many Member broadcasters will be dedicating more hours of coverage than ever before for a Paralympic Winter Games, giving millions of viewers the chance to be part of this amazing event.