The publication is authored by Elizabeth Smith, former Secretary-General of CBA, who is now running the consultancy ‘Transforming Broadcasting’.
Janis Karklins, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, says in his foreword to the publication:
“UNESCO has been committed to promoting editorially independent Public Service Broadcasting as a cornerstone of democracy and inclusive knowledge society. PSB faces few challenges to its role and its resourcing, even in countries where it exists. In some countries it has degenerated into state broadcasting with limited editorial independence and pluralism of expressed views.
“In other countries, PSB has never been introduced. It is, therefore, important to describe existing strategies and regulations on PSB, and whenever the political opportunity arises suggest the introduction of PSB in a country.”
The book is available for download here.