July 30, 2008

Poland: New Media Bill Under Preparation

Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP

Warsaw, 30 July: The assumptions to a new media bill, now under preparation at the culture ministry, will be ready this week, Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski said.

"I think I will send the assumptions of a new, big public media bill to the prime minister this week," Zdrojewski said in a radio interview.

The bill will focus on programme licenses, regional TV centres and will not deal with the issues included in the media law which was recently vetoed by the president.

On Friday the parliament failed to reject president's veto to the media law.

Originally published by PAP news agency, Warsaw, in English 0928 30 Jul 08.

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