Democracy & PSM

EBU

Abstract

A healthy democracy is strongly linked to a healthy public service media.

‘Democracy & PSM’ demonstrates how countries with robust public service broadcasting systematically rank higher in core democratic indicators. Our correlations show the benefits associated with a strong and well-funded public broadcaster.

The research shows that in countries where PSM is well-funded and enjoys a high market

share:

  • People are more active in politics
  • There is more political stability and an absence of violence
  • Corruption is under control

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