MPs begin assessing government proposals for new public broadcaster

A parliamentary committee began on Monday reviewing legislation put forward by the government on the creation of a new public broadcaster, known as NERIT, after the closure of ERT.

MPs are aiming to conclude their review by Thursday. Unions representing ERT employees, POSPERT, and the journalists’ union ESIEA will have a chance to address the panel on Tuesday. Constitutional expert Nikos Alevizatos, who helped draft the legislation, will also appear before the lawmakers.

The sessions are being followed by Deputy Culture Minister Pantelis Kapsis, who has the task of overseeing the launch of the new broadcaster.

POSPERT vehemently denied on Monday claims that some of ERT’s archive material had been stolen since the broadcaster was closed last month.