Corruption allegations shake Germany’s public broadcasters
14 August 2022 | 10:56 am
Big questions are again being asked about the future of Germany's public broadcasters after Patricia Schlesinger, director of Berlin's public broadcaster RBB, resigned over mismanagement charges.
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