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EBU appoints Edita Kudláčová as Head of Radio
Press release - 10 Dec 2020
EBU appoints Edita Kudláčová as Head of Radio 
Edita Kudláčová, a senior radio and audio executive with over 12 years’ experience at Czech Radio, has been appointed as Head of Radio at the EBU. She will take up her position in March 2021. Edita joined...
Trusted News Initiative to combat spread of harmful vaccine disinformation
Press release - 10 Dec 2020
Trusted News Initiative to combat spread of harmful vaccine disinformation 
The Trusted News Initiative (TNI) has agreed to focus on combatting the spread of harmful vaccine disinformation, following its recent summit, chaired by BBC Director-General, Tim Davie. The TNI is an...
Eurovision Sport and World Rowing extend media rights partnership
Press release - 09 Dec 2020
Eurovision Sport and World Rowing extend media rights partnership 
Eurovision Sport and World Rowing are delighted to announce that they have agreed a four-year renewal of their European media rights agreement, beginning in 2021 and running until 2024.
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...