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.
PAP CEO Wojciech Surmacz has said that the agency's key value is credibility, as evidenced in its widespread presence across Polish media.
The report, 'Development prospects for the entertainment industry and media in Poland 2021-2025', highlights how each sector of the industry was affected by the pandemic and how they are recovering.
A senior member of Law and Justice (PiS), the dominant party in Poland’s governing coalition, has suggested the president may not approve of a new media law that lies at the centre of an international controversy over media freedom in Poland.