Parties criticise embedsfolks role in the demise of Radio24syv

At several medieordførere at Christiansborg palace awakens new information on the decision of the DAB-supply wonder. It was the offer, as Radio Loud ended up

Parties criticise embedsfolks role in the demise of Radio24syv

At several medieordførere at Christiansborg palace awakens new information on the decision of the DAB-supply wonder. It was the offer, as Radio Loud ended up

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
16 February 2020 Sunday 21:00
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Parties criticise embedsfolks role in the demise of Radio24syv

At several medieordførere at Christiansborg palace awakens new information on the decision of the DAB-supply wonder.

It was the offer, as Radio Loud ended up with that win over, among other things Radio24syv.

According to the documents, as the Telegraph is in possession of, the decision was formally taken by the Radio and television board. But it was after a recommendation from the board secretariat. It consists of civil servants under the minister of culture, Joy Mogensen (S).

Embedsfolkene suggested that Radio Loud should win udbudskonkurrencen. The board chose to follow the recommendations.

the Liberal party medieordfører, Britt Baker, is particularly upset that the minister for culture have not told, that it was her officials who originally stood behind the ratings.

- When we have asked the minister to this matter, so we have not got the correct answer. We have not at any time been told that it was the minister's own officials, which has made the judging and handed it to the board, she says.

Experts said to Berlingske that the new information about the tender open for questions about the possibility of political interference in the process.

at the same time it sounds, however, from several experts that it is quite common that independent boards will get secretarial support from the ministries and agencies, which, indirectly, can have an influence on decisions.

Question: How it can surprise, that it was the officials who were behind the ratings, when it often is such, it takes place when councils and committees work?

- I think it is important that there is openness and transparency around how the process is carried out. We have not had, believe Britt Baker.

She will now call the minister for culture in consultation on the matter.

Several other medieordførere says to Berlingske that they also find the process problematic.

The People medieordfører, Jens Rohde, believes that the minister should have informed the rapporteurs more clearly.

the Unity medieordfører, Søren Søndergaard, is also critical. He was aware, however, that the decision on the winner came following a recommendation from the secretariat. He has been confirmed at a meeting in the ministry of Culture.

But it is new to him, that the tribunal did not made any changes in the ratings, as the officials had made.

he says to Berlingske:

- the Minister should have been made aware that the board in fact just let the decisions slip through, which is actually taken by the officials under the minister.

Radio and television the chairman of the commission, Caroline Heide-Jørgensen, rejects 'completely and utterly', that there has been political interference.

Moreover, she stresses, that it is quite normal procedure, that the secretariat compile options, as the board deals with and discuss at a meeting.

minister of Culture, Joy Mogensen stresses that her focus has been to "ensure armslængden".

arm's length means that politicians should keep a suitable distance and avoid micromanagement of the decisions that are being taken.

Updated: 16.02.2020 21:00
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