Og den sittende høyrefacsist-regjeringen stopper ikke der...de legger allerede planer for trinn to i hvordan-bli-et-diktatur-mens-vi-remjer-om-antisemittisme-hvis-noen-protesterer...
I dag kan Haaretz (israels eldste avis) melde at det foreligger et utkast til lovforslag som vil gi regjeringen full kontroll over (Broadcast) media..
"New Bill Would Give Israeli Government Full Control of Broadcast Media
Under legislation being prepared by Communications Ministry, all figures of authority would be appointed by politicians.
The Communications Ministry is preparing a bill to give the government unprecedented control over all broadcasting, official sources who have seen the draft proposal told TheMarker.
Under the bill, the communications minister would appoint a supervisor for all public and commercial media.
The ministry would set up a council to take charge of all content providers, including the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, named Kan.
It would have a chairman and 11 members – two of them appointed by ministers and nine public representatives appointed by the cabinet. The new political council would replace the IBA’s existing authorities dealing with appointments and content, according to the draft.
The sources said that the unprecedented control the bill gives the government would seriously endanger the independence of the Israeli media.
The memorandum may be distributed in the next few days, be brought to the vote at the next cabinet session, and perhaps even be put to a preliminary vote in the Knesset before the end of its present term in March. The issue is still being discussed between Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who apparently haven’t reached agreement yet.
The memo enables the setting up of the IBC with no delay. However, it places public broadcasting under direct political control, much like in the outgoing Israel Broadcasting Authority, where it led to its stagnation and the decision to close it down.
This council will be completely political. It will not be independent, but rather a department in the Communications Ministry, with its budget and personnel to be allocated by the ministry. So under the new law, public broadcasting will be dependent on government officials. This move is contrary to the tendency worldwide to have independent, professional bodies supervise the media."