Knesset panel debates IBA future

On April Fools’ Day the Israel Broadcasting Corporation was supposed to go on air replacing the Israel Broadcasting Authority, according to legislation enacted in July 2014 and subsequently amended. But multiple flaws in the public broadcasting bill, the preliminary reading of which was passed last week by the Knesset, are preventing the IBC from getting off the ground, says media expert Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler.

The bill calls for a six-month to one-year extension for the establishment of the IBC, which is designed to replace the unwieldy IBA currently in liquidation.


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