The leader of Agreement, a junior member of Poland’s governing coalition, has warned that a controversial proposal to change the country’s media law threatens foreign investment.
Agreement, a junior member of Poland's ruling United Right coalition, has said it will not vote for a controversial amendment to the media law unless its own provisions are included in the bill.
The Polish prime minister has said that under current laws Polish media can be taken over by entities from Russia or China, and that "we don't want such a state of affairs."
A junior partner in Poland's ruling coalition has threatened not to support a draft media law, which critics say targets a US-owned television news channel, if its own amendment is not included in the bill.
The management board of TVN, a private television station in Poland, reacted on Thursday to a draft amendment to a media law that was presented by ruling party MPs by saying it was "trying to silence us."
Lawmakers from Poland's main opposition bloc, Civic Coalition, fiercely attacked a draft amendment tabled by ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party MPs that would prevent non-EU companies taking control of Polish radio and television stations.
The prime minister has said Poland needs legal measures to stop Polish media being taken over by non-EU companies.
Italian daily La Repubblica presented a one-sided negative image of Poland in an article it published about LGBT rights in the country, among other issues, according to the Polish ambassador in Rome.
Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Jourova has suggested that an effort is being made to limit freedom of the media in Poland.
Poland’s conservative government has attempted to silence anti-government media by taxing their advertising revenue, according to 40 percent of Poles surveyed by private pollster IBRiS, the Rzeczpospolita daily said on Thursday.