Capital reports that Vezhdi Rashinov, chairman of the parliamentary committee on culture and media, has submitted a bill to the National Assembly amending the legislation. It contains several key amendments related to the management of the public TV broadcaster BNT and its radio counterpart, as well as the powers of the regulatory body CEM.
The bill proposed that the DGs of the public broadcasters have their terms increased from three to five years. They would also not be allowed to serve no more than two consecutive full terms.
Capital points out that by referring to full it will no longer possible to terminate the DGs’ mandates early.
It also argues that the bill will further compromise the independence of CEM, which is already seen as been influenced by a parliamentary majority.