Media stars show solidarity with IBA colleagues at emergency meeting

Representatives from different media outlets joined colleagues from the Israel Broadcasting Authority on Wednesday at an emergency meeting at Beit Sokolov in Tel Aviv in a bid to save the public broadcasting organization from shutting down.

There was consensus on the part of speakers from both public broadcasting and commercial media outlets that public broadcasting is an essential feature of democracy and that it is a cultural asset.

The effort to do away with the IBA is the beginning of the end of a free press, some of the speakers said, adding that they believed that the IBA was first in line in a series of measures designed to make the media toe a government line.


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