Shadowrun: Dirty Laundry
Controlled by a consortium of NAN governments, NABS is like the old Public Broadcasting Systems in the U.S. But ifit cannot keep the different factions on the Sovereign Tribal Council happy,
it risks crippling budget cuts. The network also has commercial sponsors, but does not, by the terms of its charter, allow script approval or other open control to sponsors.
For all its faults, NABS is one of the nets that allows major journalistic freedom to reporters and affiliates. The top news management insists on solid documentation for controversial stories, and reporters who commit flagrant felonies while getting their story may find it spiked if diplomatic paybacks arise.