Poland will soon put forward rules to limit the concentration of foreign-owned media outlets in the country, the chairman of the country’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party Jarosław Kaczyński told Polish public radio Sunday.
PiS took aim at foreign media during Poland’s recent presidential election, and President Andrzej Duda and other politicians allied with the ruling party slammed foreign-owned news outlets that criticized the government.
Asked whether PiS would propose media reforms before the end of its current term, Kaczyński, widely viewed as Poland’s de-facto ruler, said: “We will manage to do this much faster, at least on the legislative level, but this process’ success is tied to many changes that we have to bring about in our country as well as international relationships.” Poland’s parliamentary election is expected in 2023.
Potential rules are still “being analyzed and there are discussions on the matter,” Kaczyński added, according to Reuters.
Kaczyński also indicated that while there will be a government reshuffle after the summer break, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki would remain in his role. “There will certainly be personnel changes,” Kaczyński said, but “it is not about the prime minister.”
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