Polish president vetoes controversial media bill slammed by US

Many Poles saw the bill, pushed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that Duda is aligned with, as an attempt to silence the American-owned news channel TVN24 [File: Kuba Stezycki/Reuters] Polish President Andrzej Duda has vetoed a controversial media bill that critics said was aimed at silencing the American-owned news channel TVN24.

Announcing his decision on Monday, Duda noted the proposed legislation was unpopular with many Poles and would have dealt a blow to Poland’s reputation as a place to do business.

“I am vetoing it,” Duda said in a televised statement, following heavy criticism of the law from […]

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