Broadcasting Corporation announced that journalist and right-hand man will return to activity after his suspension ends on Tuesday • "It was made clear to the Sgt that he was expected to keep the code of ethics"
Coming back: The journalist and right-wing Aral Sgt is expected to resubmit his "Kalman and Sgt." Program, the broadcast corporation "Here" decided on Monday.
Netanyahu joins Aral Sgt, Yinon Magal and Shimon Riklin in "Songs of Jerusalem" // Photo: From Benjamin Netanyahu's Twitter account
In a statement released by the corporation, it was stated that "in a clarification talk today with the news division manager, Baruch Shai, it was made clear to Aral Sgt that the video taken with the prime minister during an election period may be interpreted as election propaganda in his participation, in violation of the corporation's ethics rules."
The statement also stated that "it was made clear to the Brigadier General that as a public broadcast journalist he was expected to keep the code of ethics, and at the end of the inquiry it was decided that he would resubmit his plan as of tomorrow 11".
Recall that the deputy was suspended last Thursday from the filing of the "Kalman and Segal" news program that airs in the corporation, after appearing in the video with journalists Yanon Magal and Shimon Ricklin, along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when the four sing the song "Praise Jerusalem," in "Here" They claimed that this was a breach of the corporate journalist's code of ethics.
"Without a sergeant there would be no Kalman and sergeant"
Yesterday, the defense officer's defense teammate Kalman Libeskind, who announced that he will not return to the broadcast until the arrest of the deputy officer. In a post posted to his Facebook account, Libeskind explained his motives, claiming the attitude of the SGL is unequal.
"Let's talk about the video of Aral Segal, Yinon Magal and Shimon Ricklin, singing 'Praise of Jerusalem' with the Prime Minister," Libskind began his remarks. "I did not like him, I myself would not participate in it, and if we lived in normal reality, with Fair and balanced communication, and with standards that apply equitably to everyone, I would not have cried even if this event would have prompted him or her. But that's exactly it. Reality is not normal. Communication is unfair and balanced. And the standards don't apply equally to everyone. "
"Aral Segal is not a 'regular' journalist. He does not report. He does not survey a field. He also does not submit a "regular" news program. Aral Segal is a genre in the press. There are those who like this genre, there are those who do not, but one thing is impossible to argue. The corporation, when he approached him and offered to broadcast it, wanted it exactly. The central of "Here 11". The Sgt then sat in the studio on the standard of their representatives of Netanyahu and the Likud. So was his attitude. This is what the discussion looks like. I admit that I didn't like it very much, but the corporation can't play with the SGL every time from another direction, according to his needs, "he continued.
"Now let's get to the point. If we accept the premise that the prime minister's invitation to sing with the" Song of the Sabbath "trio of" Jerusalem Praise ", like it is taking part in election propaganda - Aral Segal is not the only one playing in this field. The corporation, like all media outlets, is full of journalists dealing with daily propaganda. If there is a difference between the SGL and the others, that difference plays in its favor. Because the SGL puts it on the table. "I'm a bibist," he says, "I'm a Likudnik, I vote Likud, I'm convinced that Netanyahu is a great leader, and I say that above every stage." Why is the SGL better than others? Because he is honest, and he does not play games.
"Since our program is on the air, I have had and I have only good words to say to anyone who works with us and above us here." To the credit of the news division's Baruch Shai, it is said that he never interfered with us in the content, and never commented on anything we said. We have received and we are given complete freedom to say what we deserve.
"Still, after the events of the last few days, and in light of everything I wrote above, I feel that I cannot broadcast, when Aral is suspended. What does that mean? As long as the Kalman and the Sgt program will be without the Sgt, it will also be without the Kalman "I'll be back on TV when the Sgt comes back," he concluded.