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Головна - Інформаційний вплив - Polish President Duda has vetoed a law restricting foreign ownership of the media

Polish President Andrzej Duda said today that he would veto a law restricting the country’s foreign ownership of television and radio stations. According to critics, the rule, which is designed primarily for independent television TVN, the head of state returned to parliament for correction. “I refuse to sign an amendment to the law on the National Broadcasting Council,” the Polish president explained.
Duda noted that the bill does not support many citizens, as it will damage Poland’s reputation as a place for business. Before Christmas, Poles protested against the law in dozens of Polish cities. According to the bill, the owners of TV and radio channels broadcasting under Polish license should be only those companies in which the share of foreign companies outside the European Economic Area does not exceed 49 percent. TVN is formally owned by a company registered in the Netherlands. However, its sole shareholder is American Discovery Inc.