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Parliamentary committee lists 19 candidates for RTVS top job

The parliamentary committee for culture and media on Tuesday, February 1, put 19 candidates for the post of general director of the newly merged public-broadcaster Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) on an official list, including three candidates whose applications were delivered after the official deadline. One candidate, Štefan Papeš, was excluded for not meeting the stated requirements, the TASR newswire wrote.

The parliamentary committee for culture and media on Tuesday, February 1, put 19 candidates for the post of general director of the newly merged public-broadcaster Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) on an official list, including three candidates whose applications were delivered after the official deadline. One candidate, Štefan Papeš, was excluded for not meeting the stated requirements, the TASR newswire wrote.

The committee also listed 38 applicants who will be considered for membership of the RTVS Council. One candidate, Jana Golembiovská, was excluded because she lacks a university education. The RTVS Council is supposed to consist of nine members – three for the sphere of radio, three for television, two economists and one lawyer. MPs passed a recommendation according to which the election of the RTVS general director should be carried out via an open vote in parliament. Committee chairman Dušan Jarjabek (Smer) proposed holding a secret vote, but this was rejected.

Smer vice-chair and former culture minister Marek Maďarič objected to 13 board-member candidates, claiming that they didn’t satisfy the requirement that applicants have five years of media experience and three years of managerial work. After long discussion, however, the committee decided not to accept his reservations.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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