STRATEGIC GUIDES published on 18 Jun 2019

Peer-to-peer Review on PSM Values: Czech Radio

The following report assesses the management practices of Český rozhlas (Czech Radio, CR for short), the Czech public service radio broadcaster, and the quality of the content it provides, according to the public service values defined by the EBU in 2012 in Strasbourg. This report is based on the self-assessment performed by CR, in conjunction with the on-site review carried out in Prague by an international peer group on 18-20 September 2018.

The objectives of this report are to:

  1. Provide CR with a statement on its current situation, highlighting best practices, as well as suggested areas for improvement.
  2. Provide CR with recommendations and suggestions to help the media organisation adapt to the challenges it faces, and shape its strategy for the 2019-2022 period.
  3. Provide other media organisations with ideas to improve their internal processes, develop best practices, and challenge their own understanding of public service values.

This report reflects the peer group’s observations, opinions, and suggestions as to their analysis of CR’s self-assessment and their on-site review. It starts with general comments. This is followed by an overview of CR’s performance, benchmarked against the six public service values (universality, independence, excellence, diversity, accountability and innovation). Finally, it highlights a set of best practices (actions, ideas, activities and programmes) which is meant to serve as a model for other EBU Members.

Find more information on our Public Service Media Values Review.