Final lap for Polish media law

By Chris Dziadul | June 25, 2009

The Polish parliament (Sejm) has approved all the major changes to the country’s new media law proposed by the Senate.

According to Gazeta Prawna, the legislation will now be passed to the Polish president. He can approve or reject the new law, or otherwise forward it on to the Constitutional Tribunal.

The new media law will see the scrapping of receiver licence fees and introduction of a new financing scheme for public broadcasting that will have to be approved by the EC.