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        7/22/2013, Av 15, 5773

      Report: Minister Plans to Replace IBA with Smaller Body

      Communications Minister Gil'ad Erdan is leading an effort to close the Israel Broadcasting Authority and replace it with a smaller, more efficient body, according to a Sunday-evening report by Channel 10 TelevisionIf the plan is carried out, it could result in mass dismissals with the new body hand-picking experienced professionals, principally journalists from Kol Yisrael Radio and Channel One Television.

      While the plan reportedly has the backing of a legal opinion from the Justice Ministry, it naturally can expect opposition from the IBA workers' committees.