Eastern European public broadcastings survival?

November 29, 2007

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CBC, PBS, BBC, NPRS. With public-service broadcasting under constant political and financial pressure even in western nations, can it survive in post-Communist eastern Europe? International broadcasting expert Karol Jakubowicz offers his views at SFU’s Vancouver campus Nov. 29 at 7 pm in Rm. 7000 during the 2007 Spry Memorial Lecture, entitled Public Service Broadcasting in Post-Communist Countries: Finding the right place on the map. Jakubowicz is a former director of Poland’s National Broadcasting Council and vice-chair of the Council of Europe’s mass media steering committee. A former journalist and executive in the Polish press, radio and television, he has helped develop broadcasting legislation in more than a dozen European countries. Reservations: 778.782.5100 or

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