Protest against the new TV licensing system in Germany
TV audiences across Germany are in decline. Many younger people no longer watch any TV at all. All their media consumption is online, mostly via mobile.
So is the German government doing the reasonable thing and scaling back investment in public broadcasting? No, quite the opposite. The new TV license fees that came into effect this year will increase
the funding to state-run TV.
Germany has a history of bizarre legal decisions when it comes to new media. Think of the Google Street View fiasco, or the blocking of Gangnam Style on YouTube. But hopefully society will soon course correct and the TV license issue will be rethought.
Meanwhile, you can refuse to pay, and join an action group: goo.gl/iBN6v