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Italy wins 65th Eurovision Song Contest as Europe unites on one stage
Press release - 22 May 2021
Italy wins 65th Eurovision Song Contest as Europe unites on one stage 
Italian EBU Member RAI has won the 65th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Zitti e buoni” performed by Måneskin. It's the 3rd win for Italy who last triumphed in 1990.
Eurovision is back and more important than ever
Blog - 21 May 2021
Eurovision is back and more important than ever 
Not many 65-year-olds make it across the Atlantic to break into US network television.  But that is exactly what has happened to the Eurovision Song Contest (b.1956) which is about to experience rebirth...
Grand Final line-up confirmed for 65th Eurovision Song Contest
News - 21 May 2021
Grand Final line-up confirmed for 65th Eurovision Song Contest 
Two years in the making…the 26 broadcasters whose artists will compete to win the 65th Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in the Grand Final on Saturday 22 May are now known. 20 countries have qualified from...
France Télévisions to host 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris
News - 20 May 2021
France Télévisions to host 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris 
The EBU and its Member France Télévisions are pleased to announce that Paris, the city of light, will be the official Host City for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Ensuring safety of journalists in the European Union: our input to the EU’s upcoming recommendation
Policy Position - 20 May 2021
Ensuring safety of journalists in the European Union: our input to the EU’s upcoming recommendation 
In light of the increasing number of threats and attacks, physical and online, faced by journalists across the EU, the EBU has given input to the European Commission on the upcoming recommendation on ensuring safety of journalists in the European Union. Download the document to read our input in full. 
EU e-Evidence proposal: new joint statement to protect media freedom and fundamental rights
Policy Position - 19 May 2021
EU e-Evidence proposal: new joint statement to protect media freedom and fundamental rights 
The EBU renews its call on European policy makers to efficiently protect media freedom and fundamental rights in a joint statement signed by European media and journalists, civil society groups, professional organizations and technology companies.
Eurovision Sport appoints ARD’s Fikentscher to new Director of Acquisitions post
Press release - 18 May 2021
Eurovision Sport appoints ARD’s Fikentscher to new Director of Acquisitions post 
Eurovision Sport is pleased to announce the appointment of Germany’s Adrian Fikentscher to the newly-created post of Director of Acquisitions.
EBU supports public launch of Journalism Trust Initiative and the push for greater media transparency
Press release - 18 May 2021
EBU supports public launch of Journalism Trust Initiative and the push for greater media transparency 
The EBU has underlined its commitment to the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), with the launch of the JTI game-changing transparency tool, designed to promote trustworthy journalism. The online tool will...
Interview with Zurab Alasania, Director General of UA:PBC from 2014 to 2021
Member DG Interviews - 17 May 2021
Interview with Zurab Alasania, Director General of UA:PBC from 2014 to 2021 
Zurab Alasania, Director General of UA:PBC from March 2014 to May 2021, talks to Radka Betcheva, Head of Member Relations Central and Eastern Europe.
American Song Contest lands on NBC
Press release - 14 May 2021
American Song Contest lands on NBC 
The Eurovision Song Contest is going stateside as NBC secures the American Song Contest.