22 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2016

Stavros Theodorakis: The debate over television licenses keeps the public opinion away from the real problems of the society

To Potami

Rules had to be implemented in television, as there were indeed some problems, like the so-called “sea-loans”, as well as the triangular relations of media – politics and banks. But, instead of giving a solution, the government is actually adding some extra mayhem in the existing one, with rules that will lead to the latest version of corruption. The purchase price of television licenses is disproportional to the market’s perspective. This means that television station owners will need to transact and bargain with the government, in order to survive

“SYRIZANEL make do with this endless debate over television licenses. This is the only way to keep the public opinion away from the real problems of the society. Young people abandon their country in order to go live abroad, companies relocate to Bulgaria, unemployment rates do not fall, while pensions do. All these problems, the actual ones, are sidelined by the case of tv licenses. No one is now talking about the economic recovery of the country”. This is what leader of To Potami Stavros Theodorakis stated in an interview with Parapolitika radio station.

Then, asked to comment on the procedure of tv licensing, Mr Theodorakis said that: “Rules had to be implemented in television, as there were indeed some problems, like the so-called “sea-loans”, as well as the triangular relations of media – politics and banks. But, instead of giving a solution, the government is actually adding some extra mayhem in the existing one, with rules that will lead to the latest version of corruption. The purchase price of television licenses is disproportional to the market’s perspective. This means that television station owners will need to transact and bargain with the government, in order to survive”.

He then reiterated the proposal made by To Potami, on the establishment of a powerful Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV), which will be responsible for the television market, but will not be politically driven. To Potami suggests that a necessary step for the independence of media from the government would be excluding public contractors from the licensing procedure.

 

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