Jerusalem - Orthodox Jewish Womens Group Files Suit Against Haredi Radio Station For Equal On-Air Time
Jerusalem - The Orthodox Jewish feminist group Kolech has filed suit against the Haredi radio station “Radio Kol Barama” claiming that the station is not adhering to current guidelines set by the broadcasting authority that call for equal opportunity for women to be heard on Israeli airwaves.
ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1m3zdSr) reports that Kolech’s suit argues that, since “Radio Kol Barama” is publicly funded, it must follow “modern” recognized standards of programming which allow for equal opportunity for all segments of the Israeli population.
Kolceh’s suit calls for equal time for women presenters and interviewees on “Radio Kol Barama.”
Ariel University Professor Yoel Cohen, a recognized leader in the field of Israeli and Jewish media, said Kolech’s suit, if successful, could send “shockwaves” through Haredi media across the nation.
“The suit is for 25 million dollars, and if they are successful, this will send a message to the entire Haredi media,” Cohen said “It would send shock waves throughout the Haredi system, and the entire media framework would need to pay more attention to becoming more equally representative in their output.”
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