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Polish ruling party set to renew bid for passage of Media Reform Bill

The leader of Poland’s ruling party has signalled it will try to overturn the Senate’s rejection of a media bill which opponents say is intended to silence a U.S.-owned channel that is critical of the government.

The bill outlines reforms that would strengthen a ban on companies from outside the European Economic Area controlling Polish broadcasters. It has been denounced by the United States as an infringement of media freedoms.

In his first detailed comment since the Senate rejected the bill on Sept. 9, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, made clear the government would make a new attempt to win over parliament. US News

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