‘The public interest in public broadcasting‘, Inside Story, 6 March 2014
A former ABC executive discusses the relationship between public broadcasters, governments and the public, in the light of 2014’s iteration of this perennial and noting past episodes. ‘Accountability is the price of statutory independence’, the author says, ‘and the price is considerable, especially for the kind of editorial and creative independence exercised by the ABC and SBS’. There is a link to a radio discussion of the issues raised. Another related article by the same author is here.