State Governor Hans Peter Doskozil sharply criticized the leaked strategy paper in a press conference. And he assured that he would not need any agency in Burgenland for the next election campaign. “From what you’ve read, we can certainly do better with our own staff,” is how he assesses his colleagues’ “Ballhausplatz project”.
Heinz Lederer, head of the SPO “Circle of Friends” on the ORF Foundation Board, called on ORF boss Roland Weissmann to disclose all consulting contracts to the ORF Committee and investigate them for partisan proximity and scope. Lederer accepted Weissmann’s decision to end cooperation with SORA. But if one can “stop the clock and think,” SORA has been characterized by impeccable function so far. The Board of Trustees is now looking forward to a transparent selection process for a successor. “Nothing would be more embarrassing than if ORF’s analysis and reporting went sideways on this issue,” Lederer said, noting major elections next year.