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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Poland's right-wing government won a narrow victory to pass a bill that could lead to Discovery losing its license for Polish broadcaster TVN.

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We should do the same. Rupert murdoch has done more damage to america than any foreign attacker in our history.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-12 01:48 PM | Reply

From what I've seen on the evening news from Europe, there has been quite the brouhaha over this. Lemme see if I can find an article...

Poland: Parliament votes in favor of controversial media bill
www.dw.com

...Poland's parliament has voted in favor of a controversial media bill after chaotic proceedings. Critics consider the legislation to be an affront to media freedom....

Just hours after opposition lawmakers managed to get a vote on the controversial media law postponed, a fresh vote reversed that outcome.

Initially an opposition leader called for a postponement which was then put to a vote. It passed with a slim majority of 229 votes in favor and 227 against. However, parliament's president Elzbieta Witek pushed through another vote. That yielded 229 voting against postponing the vote and 225 voting for it to be pushed back.

The initial vote was the fourth vote the government lost in the lower house of parliament. Opponents were quick to say it was an indication that the ruling Law and Justice party did not have enough support to pass the contentious legislation.

The fresh vote had opposition MPs crying foul, and accusing government of paying for votes....

While the government cites the risk of hostile foreign powers such as Russia and China grabbing an ownership stake in Polish media, the target of the law appears to be US-owned TVN, which operates the news channel TVN24 and has Discovery Inc. as its parent company.

[image: A policeman steps on a banner with the logo of broadcaster TVN modified to resemble a well known symbol of the anti-communist movement in Warsaw Tuesday]

Across Poland Tuesday, protesters turned out in support of TVN and against the law to calls of "free media!"...


I think there may be more to this issue than meets the eye...


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-12 02:00 PM | Reply


... and the plot thickens...

Discovery to Charge Poland With Violating U.S. Treaty
www.bloomberg.com

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-12 03:21 PM | Reply

There should be sanctions that prohibit American or Eu or UK credit cards from being used in nations that deny human rights. Of course those nations could allow their own credit cards but they should not be enforcible in free nations. Hit them where it hurts, take away 90% of their tourist incomes, ruin their economies. Seize bank funds in free nations. We should do everything we can to cost the dictators and their enablers as much as possible.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2021-08-13 07:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, no more documentaries on Discovery/Poland explaining how to screw in a light bulb without turning the ladder?

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-08-13 02:13 PM | Reply

It's getting near time for the EU to toss Poland and Hungary out-let Putin annex them.
Then use the 21,000,000,000 Euros a year they currently get to support a re-unified Ireland and independentScotland.

#6 | Posted by northguy3 at 2021-08-13 05:45 PM | Reply

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