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With reviews into the ABC underway on its competitive neutrality and its efficiency, Milne said that, echoing the past, some rivals urged the ABC should be banned from providing digital services and restricted to linear radio and television. Joel Carrett/AAP

ABC chairman Milne attacks ‘self-serving’ commercial critics

In a strong defence of the public broadcaster, its chairman has warned against clipping the ABC's digital wings and defended its place in preserving the nation's identity.
Michelle Guthrie pointed out that the broadcaster’s per capita funding had halved in real terms in three decades while the demands on it had increased. Joel Carrett/AAP

ABC contributes as much to the economy as it costs the taxpayer: Michelle Guthrie

Michelle Guthrie has hit back against critics with a Deloitte Access Economics assessment the public broadcaster contributed more than $1 billion to the Australian economy in the last financial year.
Protesters decry the decision by the South African Broadcasting Corporation not to air scenes of violent protest. Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Questions that need to be asked to save South Africa’s public broadcaster

There were high hopes that the SABC would become a true public broadcaster after the end of apartheid when it was used ruthlessly as a propaganda machine. But those hopes have since been dashed.
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The Conservatives and the BBC – falling in love again?

We who love and cherish the BBC, even from afar – and I am unashamedly one of them – have been awaiting with some anxiety the UK government’s white paper on the future of the corporation. The culture secretary…

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