Community radio should be nationally funded according to Dutch political party

Tue, 25 Oct

The Dutch political party D66 wants the small public broadcasters to be financed by the national government, just as notional and regional public broadcasters. Currently they are financed by the municipalities. This makes them dependent on them, which is a problem according to the party.

The municipalities are required by law to finance the broadcasters, but often fail to do so.

D66 also wants it easier for the broadcasters to work with private parties, something that is currently prohibited. The party believes this will stimulate innovation.

Read the article here (in Ductch).

Vincent Verschuren
Power Studio