Knesset approves delaying public broadcast law

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March 29, 2016 19:12

 
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The Knesset voted to delay the implementation of the Israeli Public Broadcast Law until September 30, instead of April 1.

The law will replace the Israel Broadcasting Authority with the Israel Broadcasting Corporation. The vote also amended the law so that IBC’s temporary CEO will be able to hire 51 percent of the IBA’s employees without a tender, making up about 450 full-time workers, and may hire a total of 600 employees.

The IBC will be able to purchase current-events programming from other production companies, if its board authorizes such a move, in addition to an independent news department that may produce its own current-events programs.

In addition, the new version of the law will allow the Educational Channel to continue broadcasting for an additional year and three months after the new law is implemented.

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