Media Act

Sander Dekker
Dec 27 '16 11:30

State Secretary Sander Dekker of Media wants to add an obligation to the new Media Law that will force public broadcasters to be transparent about costs like top salaries and football rights if politicians ask for it, he said to the Telegraaf on Tuesday.

Dekker believes that the public broadcasters' spending must be checkable because it is public money. 

The public broadcasters are against this idea. They argue that journalistic independence could be put at stake and that the information is competition-sensitive. 

Jun 26 '13 05:49

State Secretary Sander Dekker (Media) thinks it is a good idea to make an agreement with the Dutch Public Broadcasting (NPO) for reserving money for ideological programs. He was referring to a maximum amount of 9 million euro.

This said the  State Secretary on Tuesday night, during a debate on the amendment to the Media Act in the House. This amendment will include the reduction of the number of broadcasters from 21 to 8.

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