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Journalist union petitions AG to prevent closure of Army Radio

The Union of Journalists in Israel has appealed to the attorney general to stop plans by Defense Minister Benny Gantz to shutter Army Radio, a part-civilian part-military broadcaster that has been operating since 1950 but whose relationship with the military has long been under question.

The union argues that as “a central waveband in Israeli public discourse, it is unthinkable to close it or make changes that will privatize it, destroying an important public resource.”

The union also argues that such a move should not be made under the current transitional government.

A soldier-reporter for Israel’s Army Radio, November 11, 2019. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90)
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