Culture minister blasts future Public Broadcasting Corporation

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev on Sunday targeted the yet to be established Public Broadcasting Corporation, saying she would not waste public funds on an “elitist station” that does not reflect the demographic composition of the nation.

The PBC, is scheduled to go on air October 1, replacing the Israel Broadcasting Authority, which is supposed to cease operations September 30.

“I will not allow public funds to be used to finance yet another elitist station that represents a particular political camp, a particular city and a particular segment of the population,” she declared, recalling that Israel Radio’s Reshet Gimmel used to all but ignore Middle Eastern performers and their music.


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