aA
The conclusions of the Seimas Commission scrutiny of the LRT activities are to a certain extent true, but the proposals on how to change the LRT management structure have nothing to do with the conclusions, says the LRT Director General Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė. Professor of Vilnius University Andrius Vaišnys maintains on the LRT RADIO - the conflict could easily be resolved in the discussion, lrt.lt writes.
M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė on the Seimas Commission investigation: the conclusions to a certain extent are true, but the aspirations of parliamentarians are not related to transparency
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

According to M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, the main concern is that under the pretext of making the LRT activity more efficient there are obviously political motives lying behind. "The whole set of measures proposed, in fact, imply not quite transparent intentions in regard of LRT".

The LRT Director General hopes that the Seimas members will reconsider their decision on account not only her address to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), but also the letter from the LRT staff to Seimas.

She admits – the findings of the Commission are to a certain extent true and that the way LRT was previously managed has had a number of shortcomings, but observes that the proposed amendments to the LRT governance mode do not result from the conclusions.

Once again, M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė emphasizes – the Commission's proposal is to associate the Council members' term of office with those of the Seimas members and presidents. So far, the rotation of the LRT Council members has been based on a principle that these terms of office should in no way coincide.

"This is politicizing. The proposed option has nothing to do with transparency and efficiency of management. Formation of the Board in itself is not a tragedy, but the question is how it will be formed, why should the list of people on the Board be submitted by a commission, which functions under the Government? Is it not politicizing?" asks M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė.

She continues saying that it is also worrying if additional institutions, executives to which are appointed by the Seimas – the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, ethics inspectors – will be given more powers to regulate the LRT externally.

A.Vaišnys: an attempt to interfere with the LRT content is a step into public broadcaster's exclusive range of competence

"Seimas has the right to conduct investigations, but it is then necessary to agree on what should be the outcome of such investigations. The proposal on the coinciding terms of office of the LRT Council members and that of the Seimas and the President actually demonstrates the obvious attachment of a political position to members of the LRT Council," stresses Professor A Vaišnys.

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Belarusians allowed unrestricted entry to Belarusians 'for humanitarian purposes'

Lithuania is lifting coronavirus travel restrictions for foreign students and investors, and people...

Skvernelis: Lithuanian bodies ready to respond to tensions on border with Belarus

Lithuania's authorities are ready to respond to possible tensions on the border with Belarus and are...

Lithuania extends border controls at air, sea ports until mid-September

Lithuania extended on Wednesday border controls at international airports and the seaport of...

Minister: arrivals to undergo more thorough checks on Lithuanian-Polish border

Lithuania's police officers and border guards will more thoroughly check incoming people on the...

Party leaders open up on how Lithuania should respond to events in Belarus

A wave of bloody protests was set off by the Belarusian government announcement that President...

Top news

Lithuania extends border controls at air, sea ports until mid-September

Lithuania extended on Wednesday border controls at international airports and the seaport of...

Skvernelis: Lithuanian bodies ready to respond to tensions on border with Belarus

Lithuania's authorities are ready to respond to possible tensions on the border with Belarus and are...

Belarusians allowed unrestricted entry to Belarusians 'for humanitarian purposes'

Lithuania is lifting coronavirus travel restrictions for foreign students and investors, and people...

Analyst: Tikhanovskaya fled to Vilnius, a logical choice, for safety reasons

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya , the leading opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential election, fled her...

Party leaders open up on how Lithuania should respond to events in Belarus

A wave of bloody protests was set off by the Belarusian government announcement that President...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina