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2016-09-22

In the run up to the Croatian parliamentary elections in September, the EBU has reiterated the importance of independence for its Croatian Member HRT, the country´s only public service broadcaster. The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) and representatives from the EBU have started an international media freedom mission for Croatia. According to the EBU, the key challenge to media freedom and media independence in Croatia is to restrict government interference with the public service broadcaster. The EBU together with the SEEMO urge the Croatian Government to protect the independence of HRT. According to a report published by SEEMO, recent mass restructuring and programming changes within HRT indicate an attempt by the outgoing government to assert control over HRT.

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2016-09-22


On August 4th a campaign concerned with the protection of journalists has been launched by the international organization Reporters without Borders. According to the European Federation of Journalists´ (EFJ) blog, the EFJ has joined an international alliance of human-rights organizations, journalist associations and media representatives to protect foreign journalists from surveillance by the German Federal Intelligence Agency (Bundesnachrichtendienst – BND).

The campaign aims to include a clause in the revised BND law to protect journalists. The EFJ blog post states that the signatories of the appeal consider the global mass surveillance by the BND to be a violation of human rights. Furthermore, the signatories of the appeal regard the surveillance of foreign journalists in particular as a serious encroachment on press freedom worldwide.

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2016-09-19

Slow News, the newest trend in the journalism industry, aims to help the public understand past events. According to the European Journalism Observation (EJO) the aim of this new trend is to revisit stories, analyse and evaluate the facts in a non-partisan way. Slow News tells the public how the story ended and supports them to understand the issue. Susann Eberlein describes in her article in the EFO platform that the first Slow News concept magazine was published by the British journalist Rob Orchard, the Delayed Gratification. Susann Eberlein argues that breaking news from across the world are available twenty four seven, as a live stream of information; however, not all of the displayed and transmitted content is accurate, nor is most of it put into a context that the public can understand the implications. The new journalism trend makes slowness and accuracy a virtue. According to the article Slow News focuses on being the last reporter on the scene and telling the story with the benefit of hindsight.

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EJO: Is slow news better news?

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2016-09-19


According to a recent study by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a well-funded and strong public-service media (PSM) goes hand in hand with sighs of a healthy democracy. The research study highlights that in country with a strong PSM there is a high degree of press freedom, better control of corruption, higher voter turnouts and last but not leas lower levels of right-wing extremism. According to Roberto Suárez Candel, who conducted the research study, this research is particularly interesting since current public debates focus on the issue of low participation in elections, corruption and rise of far right politics across Europe. The research study shows how string public TV and radio is connected to a greater democracy.

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EBU: EBU research shows strong Public Service Media contributes to a healthy democracy

Schweiz: Neue Studie zeigt: Starke Service-public-Medien stärken die Demokratie

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2016-09-19

In course of its charter review, the BBC is introducing a TV licence for the BBC iPlayer. The BBC is not the first public-service broadcaster who charges or is planning to charge their audience for using online catch-up services. Public-service broadcasters in Germany and Switzerland have already introduced this concept a while ago. According to a recent article in the Guardian, the BBC has lost over a 150m pounds annually by not charging for their online service. In the article Jasper Jackson, a Guardian journalist, mentions that nowadays a significant percentage of the BBC audience don’t use the broadcasters` services on the traditional channels (TV and radio), hence do not pay for the BBC´s services. “How will the BBC detect people watching iPlayer without a licence?”, is the question Jasper Jackson tries to answer in his article. In Germany citizens don’t pay a TV licence anymore, instead all citizens are charged a household excise tax. The difference between household excise tax and traditional TV licence is that the fee is instead of being linked to a certain public-service channel (TV or radio), the household excise tax is linked to the possibility of a household accessing PSB content and services.

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The Guardian: How woll the BBC detect people watching iPlayer without licence 
The Guardien: BBC iPlayer users will have to pay TV licence fee from 1 September


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#Next Generation
Die Videoreihe „Next Generation“ ergänzt die Aussagen der ORF-Mitarbeiter/innen zu Medienqualität und -zukunft im Public Value Bericht 2016/17. Dazu hat das Public Value Kompetenzzentrum einige der jüngsten ORF-Mitarbeiter/innen gefragt, welche Erwartungen, Ansprüche und Forderungen sie an ein öffentlich-rechtliches Medium stellen – und wie Medienqualität im digitalen Europa produziert werden kann. Mehr dazu auf dieser Website.

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»Qualität entfalten« - Der Public-Value-Bericht 2016/17
»Qualität entfalten« - Diesen Anspruch haben wir im aktuellen Public Value-Report wörtlich genommen: Wie in den letzten Jahren geben zahlreiche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter aus TV, Radio und Online Einblick in ihre Arbeit und begründen ihre persönliche Perspektive zu öffentlich-rechtlicher Qualität. Die jeweilige Rückseite der fünf Hefte zu den Qualitätsdimensionen des »Public Value« lässt sich zu einem Plakat entfalten, das ORF-Leistungen im Kontext thematisiert. [Zu den Downloads]


Das Geheimnis der Farben
Fünf Qualitätsdimensionen und insgesamt 18 Leistungskategorien definieren ORF Public Value: abgeleitet aus dem ORF-Gesetz, den ORF-Programmrichtlinien, den ORF-Leitlinien sowie den aktuellen Anforderungsbedingungen in Gesellschaft und Medienentwicklung. [mehr]



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