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Media: 26 October, 2010

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The chairman of the TV Committee of the Second Channel Authority, Yaakov Shakham, said (Hebrew) that publicly-appointed directors in the news companies are “obliged to maintain balance in the news”. According to Shakham, pundits of Channel 2 and Channel 10 – both supervised by the Authority – do not express enough right-wing views. According to some in the media, “next they will decide who can be a reporter and who can’t. We hear from people related to the Committee that they’re looking for ‘people of their own’”.

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October 27th, 2010 at 6:49 am

Political: 25 October, 2010

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Even though Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu has appointed (Hebrew) a committee to look into the Ultra-Orthodox Living Allowances bill, the Minister of Finances, Yuval Schteinitz, has already set the cost of the bill as part of the new, two year, national budget, which has been approved by the Knesset.

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October 26th, 2010 at 6:56 am