Delphine Ernotte and Cilla Benkö, re-elected to lead EBU

In a significant endorsement of their leadership, Delphine Ernotte Cunci, CEO of France Télévisions, has been re-elected as President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Joining her in continuation of pivotal roles is Cilla Benkö, Director General of Swedish Radio (SR), who has secured another term as Vice-President.

Latest General Assembly in Cyprus saw both executives re-elected with an overwhelming majority, solidifying their positions for the term spanning 2025 to 2026. As President and Vice-President, they will steer the EBU’s Executive Board, championing the fundamental role and impact of public service media across Europe.

Delphine Ernotte Cunci, who assumed leadership at France Télévisions in 2015 following a distinguished career at Orange S.A., expressed gratitude for her re-election, emphasizing her commitment to safeguarding the independence of public service media. She stated, “I am honored to continue as EBU President and vow to uphold our independence from all influences. This struggle is critical for preserving freedom of expression, ensuring sustainable funding, and promoting fair visibility of our public service media.”

Cilla Benkö, who has led SR since 2012 and has been a member of the EBU Executive Board since 2010, echoed Ernotte Cunci’s sentiments. “I am thrilled to be re-elected as EBU Vice-President,” she affirmed. “My foremost goal moving forward is to strengthen the role of media and journalism in safeguarding accurate information. As the spread of misinformation rises, the value of truth becomes ever more crucial in bolstering societal resilience.”

Both Ernotte Cunci and Benkö bring extensive experience and a shared commitment to advancing the missions of their respective organizations within the broader European media landscape. Their re-election underscores the EBU’s dedication to fostering robust public service media that serves the diverse needs and interests of European audiences.

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