“We accept with appreciation and joy the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, who spoke in favor of the freedom of the media – emphasized the Management Board of TVN Discovery Group in Monday’s statement. He added that by vetoing the amendment to the Broadcasting Act, the president “defended good relations with the US”.
Last week, President Andrzej Duda announced that he was refusing to sign the amendment to the Broadcasting Act and was referring it to the Sejm for reconsideration. “It means that I veto it. Thus, I close this topic. I am returning it to the Sejm for consideration,” he said. At the same time, the president appealed to the Seym to adopt “as far as possible over political divisions” solutions “to limit the possibility of shares and stocks held by foreign entities in companies that are holders of media concessions in Poland”. “But to do it for the future, to do it right, to do it in an orderly manner, without legislative packets” – he stressed.
The Management Board of TVN of the Discovery Group referred to the president’s decision in a statement published on the website of the station’s press office. “We accept with appreciation and joy the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, who supported the freedom of the media and the right of viewers to choose. By vetoing LEX TVN, the president defended good relations with the United States,” he wrote.