Following allegations against Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) at the Kiel site, the independent Schleswig-Holstein State Broadcasting Council is launching an investigation. "We, as the sole control body, will carry out this check and, where necessary, consult external expertise. We take the allegations made very seriously," said Chairwoman Laura Pooth after a special meeting. The committee members will therefore collect documents and information and hold the necessary discussions.
The editor-in-chief of the NDR for Schleswig-Holstein, Norbert Lorentzen, said afterwards that the "accusation of political influence on our programs was decisively rejected". The ARD broadcaster NDR made a similar statement in a statement. "The NDR rejects the accusation that there is a "political filter" in the Schleswig-Holstein state radio station. The reporting is unbiased and independent."