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ORF: The Party Channel

ORF: The Party Channel

Vienna, 9 Aug. 2011. Behind closed doors, the governing council of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) – the so-called Stiftungsrat – re-appoints Alexander Wrabetz for a second term as the broadcaster’s director general. There are no votes against and there is lots of congratulatory back-slapping for the press. But the backroom deals soon emerge: Two […]

Re-claiming ORF

Re-claiming ORF

The Brazenness Before the Fall, 20 Jan. by Bernhard Lichtenberger Niko Pelinka threw in the towel, and his not-to-be boss Alexander Wrabetz waved the white flag of capitulation. Of course, previously the ORF director general practiced the typically Austrian custom of “sitting it out”, in the hope that resistance against his political horse-trading would ebb. […]

The Revolution Will Be Televised

The Revolution Will Be Televised

It was perhaps the Austrian broadcasting corporation’s (ORF) biggest hit: Launched before Christmas, the reality TV show “Who Wants To Be A Media Exec?” kept audiences in Austria – and even Germany – under a spell until 18 Jan., when their favourite candidate, the dashing and dastardly Nikolaus Pelinka, quit the show saying he no longer tolerated […]

Beyond Institutions

With their backroom politicking at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) exposed, the nation’s politicians have shown scant remorse. According to Werner Faymann: “Parties having no say at all, that doesn’t exist in all of Europe!” To see this as cynical would be to misunderstand Austrian political culture: There is little sense of an overarching “public […]

TV fee: no exceptions

As of Jan., the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) has been charging user fees to all households that are technically able to receive its radio and television channels. The move means that households can no longer sidestep the broadcasting licence fee even if they do not use their TV or radio connections. According to the daily […]

Tschuschen:Power?

Tschuschen:Power?

An Austrian teenager, Xaver, in a yellow polo shirt sits silently with his mother at the table eating lunch. Xaver finishes his drink, points to the pitcher of juice and asks his mother: “Can I?” The blond woman in her forties looks up from her plate and says nothing, then wordlessly puts another forkful of […]

Austrian Avant Garde

Throughout time, art like everything else had evolved, from classicism, to modernism and as a product today, we have something we call “contemporary art.”  To honor that change Vienna held a Contemporary Art Fair. This event gathered galleries from mostly Austria and Germany, but as well elsewhere in Europe and around the World.  Going through […]

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