Public radio and television broadcasting stations in East and South-East Europe are creating an independent news system. Some countries have already started reforms and laws of reorganization of the public service, some of which are very advanced. The goal is often difficult to achieve, particularly for countries during transition, where freedom of the media has been a concern to many international organizations that are fighting for freedom of expression and information for years. We will reflect on the role and especially on the future of public service broadcasting which is extremely important at a time when even RAI, Italy's national public broadcasting company, is working on one of the biggest reforms of the news system in its history.