Communications Ministry Director General Ori Olenik today invited the public to present its views on the establishment of a national communications authority.

The ministry is inviting individuals and corporations to present their views on the authority of this new entity, its responsibilities, and objectives. The public has been asked how independent the authority should be, and its reciprocity with entities under its auspices. In addition, the public is to express its view on whether the authority is to be involved in the policy of television broadcasts, or whether this is to be the responsibility of another authority. The public has been asked for its opinion on the structure of the authority, and whether no such authority is needed.

Communications Minister Reuven Rivlin has appointed a team for planning the authority which will operate as an independent entity.