US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said that President Joe Biden has appreciated the Polish president’s veto of a media law amendment, according to a press release of a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has vetoed a new media law that would curb the operation of US-owned television station TVN.
There are no plans to close down the TVN broadcaster, the leader of Poland's ruling party said on Monday when asked about a new media law said to be aimed against the US-owned station.
Just over 50 percent of Poles believe the Polish president should veto an amendment to a new media law that critics say targets the leading television group TVN, according to a new survey.
A spokesman for the European Commission (EC) has said that Poland's new media bill, dubbed 'lex TVN,' could threaten media freedom and pluralism in Poland by forcibly changing the ownership structure of media companies.
The United States is concerned about the adoption of a media law that may hit the biggest US investor in Poland, Discovery group, owner of Poland's leading television group TVN, a deputy spokesperson for the Department of State has said.
US ambassador nominee to Warsaw Mark Brzezinski said during a hearing in the US Senate on Wednesday that he would support the rule of law and minority rights in Poland.
The Polish government plans to pass legislation that will introduce new rules on news media access to the Polish-Belarusian border, a parliamentary deputy speaker has said.
Journalists could gain access to Poland's crisis-torn border with Belarus under proposed changes to border protection laws.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's competitor in last year's election and opposition activist, has called on Poland and other countries to offer support to Belarusian mass media and social organisations.