Broadcast council

the broadcast council is with German public broadcasting corporations a control committee for the agency interests of the public during the program organization. The broadcast council is at the same time the highest supervisory board responsible for program checking. The broadcast council supervises the adherence to the legal order for sending.

The exact regulations of the individual broadcast councils are specified from the countries in appropriate laws.

The members of the broadcast council consist of different social groupings and organizations. The broadcast council is to illustrate a cross section of the population.

Important tasks of the broadcast councils e.g. are. Choice and consultation of the director, monitoring of the adherence to the legally standardized program principles, choice of members of the board of directors and permission of the household as well as the annual report.

The individual tasks as well as the number of members of a broadcast council can differ with the different broadcasting stations because of the different legal bases in the countries.

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