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Belte: decision to restore Latvijas Radio’s management board was correct

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe decision of the National Electronic Mass Media Council to restore Latvijas Radio’s management board in a three-man format was correct, said LTV Chairman Ivars Belte.

He says the initial decision to leave only one person in LR board was questionable. Belte says it is impossible for one person to keep in mind fundamental matters like reorganization and development without sharing duties with others.

When asked if leaving a single person in charge or Latvijas Radio’s internal organization processes means that Public Media Management draft’s proposed model for management model with one board member in the public media would not work, LTV chairman said that the number of board members should be kept unchanged. «I voiced my thoughts on this matter during the legislative draft’s development process. The management board has specific duties, shared responsibility and responsibilities specific for each board member. This is why I think there should be more than one board member. This is how I feel about this,» says Belte.

Nevertheless, if the proposed model with a single board member is to be considered, then LTV chairman mentions it is necessary to reconsider public media organizational model at its core. At the same time, he says a three-man composition should be considered by Latvijas Radio, so that they can decide for themselves which model is most applicable to them. Belte says LR is a large enough company to have more than one board member.

As it is known, a total of 28 applications were submitted in the personnel selection process for the posts of chairman of the board and board member for financial management affairs in Latvijas Radio. NEPLP member Gunta Lidata had previously said that 18 applications were received for the post of chairman and 14 – for the post of board member for financial management affairs. Four applications were received for both posts.

According to Lidaka, assessment of submitted documents will continue until 7 September.

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