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Little Futur, a Lot of Advice?

Little Futur, a Lot of Advice?

In a guest article in Legal Tribune Online, HBI Director Wolfgang Schulz comments on the reform proposals for public broadcasting drawn up by a "Future Council". He sees good approaches among them, but also legal impossibilities and cost drivers.
"The federal states responsible for the broadcasting regulations have shown some courage and asked an external body, the Future Council, to submit proposals for a reform of public service broadcasting (PSB). Even if the results are of course not formally binding, a certain amount of pressure to justify oneself can arise if the requested proposals are simply ignored.
The recently presented results do not contain any major surprises for inclined observers, which is an advantage, as radical changes of course have little chance of meeting with agreement among the federal states. The initial situation is not only politically complicated, with federal states in which political parties that are fundamentally hostile to the PSB and thus also find support among the population are currently gaining ground, and with traditionally generally differing local interests (...)."
Read more on the Legal Tribune Online website.
(Hamburg, 1 February 2024)


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