The KNBA is a Non Government Organization functioning within every State of Koros. It takes on the responsibility of training new journalists, and acts as a protective body for free speech. The KNBA works closely with government internet services to ensure ease of access to information and the prevention of misinformation.
At 11AM GCT-2, a televised and live streamed address lasting for one hour thirty minutes took place. Though the First Speaker spoke in Austrel, Sign Language interpretors were standing beside them, translating word for word. In addition closed captions in Aboriginal Languages were available to any withing the DSK. In this address, the Korosian First Speaker Tahki Odina expressed disappointment on the countries foreign affairs during its 18 years of state socialism. They stated that many opportunities for reconciliation and truth had been lost, and that it would now be due to Korosian effort that international shame could be avoided. “The ministry of foreign affairs is being replaced. We will oversee the creation of a new body, its members elected in, and its leader selected based off merit. This will be the new Head Ambassador and they will help direct domestic and foreign relations.”
These comments come amid a Cordillian Political Theatre gripped more by recent terror attacks and a potential Multinational Union, than Northern Cordillian Economic and Diplomatic policies.
Tahki Odina also touched on the Korosian GDP growth from approximately 3 to 4.5 trillion. This growth was the end result of substantial restructuring within Koros; the state releasing several companies as cooperatively owned buisinesses. “Essential Services such as food, water, housing, electricity, and the internet remain nationalized,” the First Speaker explained, adding “corporate welfare will continue as before, acting as funds to grow local buisinesses so their income may be taxed and utilized towards public welfare, education, and healthcare. The end goal should be a wave of new buisinesses supported by corporate welfare then in turn supporting new businesses and so on.”
Afterwards the First Speaker took 25 minutes to answer live questions from viewers. One of these questions commented on neighboring Akon Island, and more broadly the state of Ikaranara. The anonymous commentor allowed it to be known that he was a resident of Hillside City, and had mentally benefitted from the large Dolphin Bay Conservation Park to the city’s east; they had asked whether the foreigners would respect that place, and the heavy restrictions to fishing and boat travel in the park’s waters. Tahki Odina responded that it was the responsibility of the soon to be Head Ambassador to propose an in depth plan on shipping lanes outside of the park yet respecting of Ikaranian input.
Closing off the address, they wished for the safety and human rights of all peoples to be recognized, and expressed sympathy for innocent victims of violence.