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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.
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...
Policy Position - 18 Nov 2020
Private and Public broadcasters call for action against the negative impacts of global online platforms on Europe’s democracies, cultural diversity and media plurality 
In December 2020, 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...
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...