Journalists to appeal to High Court against IBA shutdown

Israel Broadcasting Authority journalists voted this week to appeal to the High Court of Justice for the abrogation of the Public Broadcasting Law that calls for the closing down of the body and the establishment of a new public broadcasting service in its stead.

The journalists, who voted at the instigation of Jerusalem Journalists Association chairman Ahia Ginossar – an IBA employee – will also call for the cancellation of the special Knesset committee that will discuss and finalize the amendments to the legislation that were proposed by Ophir Akunis, the minister- without-portfolio in the Communications Ministry.

The Knesset special committee on public broadcasting, headed by Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi, is due to convene on August 3.


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