Poland's president has said in an interview with the Polska Times newspaper that he will consider his constitutional obligations when deciding whether to sign a media reform bill.
The European Commission (EC), the EU's executive arm, will scrutinise Poland's new media legislation to determine if it complies with EU law, an EC vice-president has said.
The vast majority of respondents to a recent poll declared they favoured Poland remaining in the European Union.
Poland's Senate rejected an amendment to the radio and television broadcasting law on Thursday, sending it back to the Sejm (lower house).
Poland's radio and television regulator KRRiT has agreed to put the TVN24 satellite television news channel on the official register, allowing it to continue to operate despite the fact that the station's license has not yet been renewed.
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.
US-owned Polish TV station TVN has been granted a Dutch broadcasting licence, the company's management board has announced.
America's Discovery group, the owner of TVN, announced on Thursday that it will take legal action against the Polish authorities in connection with the passage of a new media law which could block a broadcasting licence extension for TVN's news channel TVN24.
The US has expressed concern about the new Polish media law under which only entities headquartered in European Economic Area (EEA) countries can be granted a broadcasting licence, provided they are not dependent on entities from outside the EEA.
The Polish Sejm (lower house) on Wednesday night voted in a controversial media act said to be aimed against a US-owned TV broadcaster in Poland.