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June 20, 2007

Noose on IBA News Loosened

The Jerusalem Post updates that Israel Broadcasting Authority English news -- apparently both radio and television -- will stay on the air, a development since last week:

The Israel Broadcasting Authority's Management Committee has extended the grace period for the administration and union workers to reach an agreement on cost-cutting efficiency measures, but made it clear that for as long as there is public broadcasting, foreign language programs will remain on the air.

Only a few short weeks ago, all foreign language broadcasts with the exception of Arabic, which is Israel's second official language, were under threat of closure.

Posted by TS at June 20, 2007 03:55 AM


This is very important. Many foriegn reporters depend on the English news.

Posted by: Nathan at June 20, 2007 05:06 AM

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