Dhe editorial committee of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) has asked management to resign. The directors of the other ARD houses had previously spoken of a loss of trust in the processing of the affair surrounding the dismissed station boss Patricia Schlesinger and distanced themselves from the management around the managing director Hagen Brandstätter.
In a statement by the editorial committee, which was available to the German Press Agency, it said on Saturday: “The RBB management no longer enjoys trust – neither in ARD nor in-house. Therefore, she must resign immediately.”
The committee also wrote: “We, as representatives of the journalists in the RBB, no longer trust that this management can provide complete information.” In addition, it is expected that the deputies or the main department heads will not automatically move up.
It went on to say: “Because everyone who benefited from bonuses in the Schlesinger era also supported this system. We need other, flatter and really transparent structures.”
The Committee requests that the workforce be involved in this process. “Only those who enjoy the trust of the workforce can work through credibly and reposition the station.”
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