Monday, 5 September 2011

Petition against Israel radio station which does not allow women on the air

The Israel Media Watch organization is preparing to file a petition in the High Court against the Kol Berama radio station, which does not allow women to broadcast on the station. The station, part of the Second Broadcasting Authority, is loosely affiliated with the Shas party.

“All our attempts to resolve this issue with the Second Authority and the Attorney General have not produced any results, and so we have no choice but to ask the High Court to intervene,” IMW chairman Eli Pollak said. “Kol Berama is not a private radio station. It is responsible to the state, and is licensed by it. Just as we would not tolerate a radio station that refused to allow blacks or right wingers on the air, we cannot tolerate this situation.

It is sad that the state allows this kind of discrimination and illegal activity.

1 comment: said...

Well, I don't actually consider this is likely to have success.