IBC, which had brought up the initial grievances against Mr. Oliver to the EUBC, feels that the matter was already appropriately dealt with in the original hearing. Because of that, IBC votes for Option III.
The Inimician Broadcasting Corporation regrets the passing of Georgina Corwell. It is in the gracious opinion of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Artabanos that this EuroVoice results show was not only conducted in an amateurist fashion, but also contained episodes of swearing and, ultimately, violence, making this edition of EuroVoice the most horrendous in the event's often glorious history. The Inimician Broadcasting Corporation has been decreed by His Imperial Majesty to reconsider our role in future EuroVoice contests. We send our condolences to our Inquistan friends, whose loss is terrible and could have been prevented. We would also like to thank Peter Montfort for his explanation and are sure that, were it up to him, the results show would not have turned into the disaster it was.
Victor Crutchlow, Imperial Comptroller to the Inimician Broadcasting Corporation
After a relatively short deliberation of about two hours, the EUBC board announed they had reached a decision. Victor Crutchlow read through the report before reading it to the room:
"The Eurovoice Board of the European Union Broadcast Committee hereby recognises the comments made in regard to a claim made by the Qvatican Media Corporation, in which it proposed various themes for the next Eurovoice competition, that will be hosted in Gun-Toting Animals. The Board has heard the remarks made by Dr Abrial Heilart, Cheif Executive of OsCos TV, and Athelrys de Mesniel, Director-General of the HBI on the issue, but has also considered arguments against a possible ban.
All in all, having considered both sides of the conflict and having deliberated for a considerable time, the EUBC Eurovoice Board hereby announces the nation of Qvait is BANNED from entering the twenty-first edition of Eurovoice. This decision has been made with regard for the authority of the board and the feelings a number of broadcasters have expressed. One of the main reasons for reaching this verdict is that the QMC failed to defend themselves at this hearing, forcing the board to try the QMC in absence.
I hereby conclude this EUBC Eurovoice Board disciplinary hearing, and thank all in attendance"
As deputy to the EuroVoice chairman, I find the insinuations presented by the Qvaitican representative quite insulting. Revenge for rogue agents in Os Corelia? Really? For one thing, Mr. Stockseylius is not a member of the Os Corelian government, nor do I believe he would place his position, along with the EuroVoice contest as a whole, in jeopardy just to "settle the score". Qvait's representative has also failed to realise that the EUBC is not a Corelian organisation. The EUBC, as the name suggests, is comprised of member broadcasters throughout the EU, and as such trying to name a Corelian-focused incident as the root cause of this situation is frankly absurd.
Now, I completely understand that this situation is perhaps rather frustrating for Qvait's member broadcaster. I would say this to the Qvaitican representative: calm down dear. This is not the time nor the place to get flustered. I would ask that we all keep level heads during this dispute, and do not resort to using potentially offensive language.
I completely agree with the chairman with regards to the reasons for a hearing being called. The poll in question made no attempt to identify itself as purely advisory or indeed as a mere feature in a wider piece on the contest. Instead, it appeared, rightly or wrongly, as an attempt to usurp the EUBC and decide the contest's next theme. We do of course take into account the line which states it is a recommendation. However, we must take into account other things which were said. "Let the people decide", seems to me like an attempt to garner public support to pressure the EUBC to accept your "recommendation."
And please don't try and drag "freedom of opinion" into this. There is no question of a member broadcaster's right to say what they want. But when a perceived deliberate attempt to undermine the EUBC's authority is made, it must be investigated. This is what the disciplinary hearing is for. It will be mediated by a completely impartial third party, and you will be able to express any opinion you want.
A new televised competition is currently in the works called Battle of the Bands. The first event will be held soon in the Dairghazbury Underground. BotB would like the EUBC to cover this competition under the Office of the Arts.
Each nation will send a single band to the contest. Broadcasting Companies will present their bands to the public over a week long period. During this period the broadcasting companies will notify the host of their band's set list in the order that the band wishes to perform in. After the entry period has closed, the competition will begin. The host will introduce each band and then the bands will play their first round song. After each act has performed the contest will pause for three days while nations vote for their favorite acts. When the show returns, half of the acts will the lowest scores will be eliminated from the competition. Nations whose bands get eliminates still get to vote in the later rounds, so it is best that the contest is aired continuously in these nations. The host then will ask each remaining band to perform their second act. The contest will once again stop while nations vote for their favorite acts. Once again when the show reconvenes, half of the acts will be eliminates. This process continues until only one band remains.
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