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Calls for Government to establish a Public Service Broadcasting Medium out of the present state-owned CNMG Television and Radio Stations.

Calls for Government to establish a Public Service Broadcasting Medium out of the present state-owned CNMG Television and Radio Stations.

The government should establish a public service broadcasting medium out of the present state-owned CNMG television and radio stations.

That is one of the major recommendations of the Helen Drayton Board of Directors of the company.

The board conducted a public consultation via television and radio last year and its recommendations are based on the feedback received from the consultations.

However, to ensure that there is no political interference in the operations and content of the radio and television stations, the report recommends the passage of legislation to protect the management of the media house.NEWS GRAPHIC 13

According to the report, the stations in the CNMG Group should focus on local productions.

People, their institutions and the work done in the community amongst artists and others should be at the centre of CNMG’s content.

One effect of focusing on local production is to stimulate the growth of private production houses to meet the programming needs of the CNMG stations.

Children, education and lifelong learning for nationals will be one of the effects states the 60 page report presented to the government by the Helen Drayton board of directors.

Mrs. Drayton, a former Independent Senator and retired bank executive recently resigned from the board after handing in the report.

The report is being studied by the economic advisory committee established by the cabinet to foster economic growth and development.

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