The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is a global alliance of public media service organisations. It was founded in 1950, and it now has 73 members in 56 countries. Some of EBU's members are digital public media organisations.
Together with the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), the EBU has helped shape Internet governance policies since 2003, when it became a partner of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Today, the EBU and its members still actively participate in the WSIS follow-up process. The EBU has a seat in the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and supports a number of IGF activities by hosting preparatory meetings in its headquarters and sponsoring the host broadcasting of each IGF summit. Together with the Council of Europe and the Swiss OFCOM, the EBU is one of the initiators of EuroDIG, the European Internet governance forum.
In addition to their policy work in digital and Internet governance, EBU members offer their audiences a variety of global and local online content, giving a voice to the multitude of languages and cultures across world.