chapter  4
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The Broadcast Law has been very carefully formulated so as to ensure the autonomy and independence of the management of NHK, and to have the wishes of the people fully reflected in its operation. In particular, the management policy and other important matters related to NHK are decided by the Board of Governors, and all expenditures needed for the operation and maintenance of its businesses are to be financed by the receivers’ fees collected by NHK itself. Also, the principle of freedom in broadcast programme compilation and rules for programme compilation are provided for in the Broadcast Law. At the same time, NHK is required by law to take steps to set up a body like the Broadcast Programme Consultative Council to give full expression to the wishes of the people.