State Comptroller to investigate complaints at IBA

January 10, 2012 15:36


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State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss announced on Tuesday that he will launch a probe into complaints about politicization and fear pervading the corridors of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

Lindestrauss made the announcement towards the conclusion of a meeting of the Knesset State Control Committee that was dealing with labor relations at the IBA.

Israel's media archives abound with reports about the problematic labor relations at the IBA, and this was just another chapter in a long saga.

The most recent complaint hinges on the latest round of IBA appointments, allegedly made without warning or consultation.  In addition, there were complaints from the Jerusalem Journalists Association as well as from IBA employees that applications in response to tenders published by the IBA are a waste of time and effort because the appointments are pre-determined and that the Tenders Committee which is supposed to consider each application is merely camouflage.

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