Polish media law vetoed

By Chris Dziadul

July 20, 2009 09.22 UK

Polish president Lech Kaczynski has vetoed the country’s proposed new media law.

Satkurier reports that the legislation, which would have scrapped receiver licence fees, may still be enacted in its current form if the ruling Civic Platform (PO) party manages to reach an agreement with the opposition Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) to overturn the veto.

President Kaczynski feels the new media law in its current form would create more problems for Polish public broadcasting than it would solve.
One of the solutions he may consider to help fund TVP could be the addition of a PLN 5 (€1.56) fee to electricity bills, payable by each household.