In the affair surrounding the resigned ARD boss and RBB director Patricia Schlesinger, an important decision has to be made: the broadcasting council is advising on a recall and ultimately also on the end of her employment. The committee demands full transparency from the broadcaster.
The editorial committee at Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) has demanded the disclosure of all bonuses in the house. Before a crucial meeting of the RBB Broadcasting Council, the committee commented on the possible dismissal of the resigned broadcaster Patricia Schlesinger. In the statement "Disclosure everything!", the committee called on the Broadcasting Council to do everything possible at its meeting in the afternoon to ensure that all contracts, bonuses, performance-related salary components, premiums, business, economic and special reports are disclosed in the broadcaster .
It was also said that the Broadcasting Council must also face up to its responsibilities. The committee asked how it could be that all control mechanisms had apparently failed. In the affair surrounding the resigned ARD and RBB boss Schlesinger, the Broadcasting Council will decide from 4 p.m. on whether to be dismissed. "Bild" reported on a corresponding draft resolution. The step would then entail the termination of the contract, which the RBB board of directors would then have to carry out in a further step - this would then also involve details such as severance pay or pension entitlements.
Schlesinger faces numerous allegations of nepotism. She denied the allegations. The Attorney General is investigating, and there is also an external investigation by a law firm. Results are not yet available. So far it is unclear which bonuses were paid out for the management level. The sender keeps this information under wraps.
RBB editor-in-chief David Biesinger made a statement in the "Abendschau" a few days ago and reproached his own employees. The information about Schlesinger was "directly passed on to the media from the house". "If the editors had been there in-house, we would certainly have reported there," said Biesinger. Until Schlesinger's resignation about a week ago, there was no reporting on the RBB, although the allegations had already caused a stir in the media the week before. According to the "Bild" newspaper, Schlesinger threatened consequences at the time if information became public.