The ABC’s independence is a global concern.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
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As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.
The Conversation is sharing more of its articles with the ABC.
Protesters decry the decision by the South African Broadcasting Corporation not to air scenes of violent protest.
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.
Television is a 20th century medium that must change to survive in the 21st century.
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…
Mark Scott has altered the ABC in profound ways.
Mark Scott will hand to Michelle Guthrie a much-transformed ABC – one that does the same things in very new ways.
ABC managing director Mark Scott’s recent speech to the National Press Club today had the quietly confident tone of a CEO who knows he’s leaving his organisation in broadly better shape than he found it…
The ABC is in the midst of something that’s very rare in media circles and rarer still in Canberra – a well-planned, warm-spirited CEO transition.
We thought the phone hacking scandal would chasten News Corp. We were wrong.
If the commercial media has its way the BBC will end up cash-strapped and shackled by regulation.
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If you want to see how the market failure model works, look across the Atlantic at PBS and NPR and be afraid.
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Calls for the BBC to be regulated by an external body are part of a plan to shackle the public broadcaster.
Public broadcasting is a lot more than a safety net for commercial market failure.
Repeated surveys show that people value public broadcasters highly. But the political class isn't listening.
With power comes responsibility.
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It may all come down to how broadcasters interpret their impartiality requirements.
Maybe it’s time to renovate those values, too.
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The Future of the BBC report was right on a number of counts. The public broadcaster would do well to take heed.
Equipped for the future?
The Commons media committee has a dangerously flawed vision for the future of Britain's much-loved public broadcaster.
Taking the politics out of it, what should the ABC be doing with its reduced budget?
In the recent ABC funding debate, many have questioned what the public broadcaster is for. What should its role be in Australia’s contemporary media landscape? Some argue that the ABC is a market-failure…
The BBC, like the ABC, has faced significant pressure to change in response to repeated debates over how it should be funded.
2014 is turning into a grim year for public broadcasting. In June, Hubert Lacroix, the president of Canada’s public broadcaster CBC, announced an unprecedented series of job cuts. One-quarter of the staff…
The ABC’s focus on digital will not help it make a case for its uniqueness.
Is the ABC trying to make itself redundant? Because that appears to be its strategy. Here’s why. The ABC is expensive. In 2013 it was allocated more than A$1 billion of taxpayer funds. The ABC claims…