European Broadcasting Union Joins Forces With the Centre For Sport And Human Rights

New Engaged Organisation - EBU

The Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR) is pleased to announce that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has joined CSHR’s multi-stakeholder network working to advance responsible sport.

The EBU is the world’s foremost alliance of Public Service Media, representing over a hundred organizations worldwide. They strive to secure a sustainable future for Public Service Media, provide their Members with world-class content through their Eurovision and Euroradio properties and build on their founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a centre for learning and sharing.

The EBU will collaborate with CSHR’s growing network of Engaged Organisations and partners to play a part in promoting and upholding human rights in the world of sport, and work to influence practices on responsible sport broadcasting ensuring they align with human rights standards.

Engaged Organisations participate in CSHR’s activities globally, and contribute to the growth of the sport and human rights movement.

Glen Killane, Executive Director of Eurovision Sport said: "Through this partnership with the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the EBU reaffirms its commitment to advancing responsible sport broadcasting in alignment with human rights standards. Embracing collaboration as a catalyst for positive change, this partnership also underscores our firm belief in the transformative power of Public Service Media to drive meaningful societal progress, both within the realm of sports and beyond."

CSHR CEO Mary Harvey said: “We’re very proud to welcome the European Broadcasting Union to the Centre as an Engaged Organisation. With their large network of 113 member organisations in 56 different countries, they are a pivotal broadcasting partner to help ensure human rights standards are integrated into sports broadcasting policies which can help prevent issues such as discrimination and improved diversity and inclusion. We look forward to supporting the EBU with their human rights integration and our multi-stakeholder alliance will benefit from their contributions and knowledge sharing.”

About the European Broadcasting Union

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media (PSM). It has 68 members representing 113 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 30 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Its Members operate nearly 2,000 television, radio and online channels and services, and offer a wealth of content across other platforms. Together they reach an audience of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in 153 languages. It operates Eurovision and Euroradio services. To find out more about the EBU, please go to

About Eurovision Sport

Eurovision Sport is a digital streaming platform to ensure that sports content is available and accessible to every audience. The platform streams events Live and on-demand in a free-to-watch model, complementary to coverage provided by the EBU Members. In collaboration with EBU Members, broadcasters and national athletic federations, the initiative of the digital streaming platform is to ensure that every second of every event collectively acquired has coverage. Promotion and collaboration are the key drivers to increase the platform's audience and to generate a community around free access to sports content.

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About the Centre for Sport and Human Rights

Launched in June 2018, CSHR works towards a world of sport that fully respects human rights by sharing knowledge, building capacity, and strengthening the accountability of all actors in the sport ecosystem through collective action. The Centre’s First Patron is Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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