Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi renews his string of attacks against the Kan public broadcaster, accusing it of violating the law.
Karhi sends a letter to Kan’s management complaining about its “ongoing violation of the public broadcasting law,” he says.
The minister, who has spoken openly about his desire to shut down the station, accuses the network of being biased in its news coverage, and says he has a requirement “to ensure that the corporation fulfills its duty to broadcast fairly, equitably and balanced to the citizens of Israel.”
Karhi points to a report on the Makan Arabic network operated by Kan which referred to “occupied Palestine” as an example of the station’s legal violations. He also complains about certain Kan reporters sharing tweets highly critical of current government ministers, as well as alleged political content in reality TV programming.