The EBU has published Public Funding Principles for Public Service Media (PSM). Coming at a critical time when PSM funding is under pressure in many different countries, these principles serve as a non-binding source of guidance and reference for PSM in the assessment and implementation of new and existing funding models. There are many different approaches to PSM funding used in Europe, taking into account the different legal, constitutional, economic and cultural structures of each country. However, it is possible to identify certain broader principles that should be relevant in any funding debate.
The EBU's Legal Focus on Public Funding Principles for PSM builds on the EBU Core Values of Public Service Media, declared by the General Assembly in 2012, in Strasbourg.