The core work of the Public Media Alliance is to help strengthen and improve public service broadcasting around the world by supporting the development of high-quality public service content, gathering and publishing information on best practice, providing training and holding events to stimulate debate and knowledge exchange. We also engage in advocacy work – providing evidence and testimony when PSM is under review
We assist in building the capacity of our members and their staff with initiatives such as exchange programmes, where employees of our broadcasters can share and learn skills at a public broadcaster in another country. We also run specialised workshops, building knowledge in areas such as gender awareness, the value to broadcasters of harnessing social media, and the responsibilities and agility of broadcasters during (natural or man-made) disasters.
Our work around high-quality content focuses on supporting documentary film and multimedia production. Through our long-running project, WorldView, we provide development funding to projects, and filmmakers, that address key global issues in engaging, innovative and impactful ways. We also act as the bridge between such filmmakers and public service broadcasters to help negotiate transmission.
Content development image: Paa Joe & the Lion