Public Broadcasting Corporation won’t meet deadline for April launch

The new Israel Broadcasting Corporation, due to be launched on April 1, will not meet its deadline, Yesh Atid MK Karin Elharrar, who chairs the State Control Committee, said on Monday.

Elharrar chaired the special committee set up in 2014 by former Communications Minister Gilad Erdan to discuss the process for dismantling the Israel Broadcasting Authority and replacing it with another more streamlined public broadcasting service.

Elharrar castigated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who holds the Communications portfolio, for placing a cloud over the lives of IBA employees, who, she said, had become unwitting victims of the new public broadcasting legislation and did not know whether or not they would be employed at IBC.


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