The National Media Council will deal with the revolution in public media planned by the current opposition. RMN members strongly oppose the proposed changes.
During the election campaign, Donald Tusk assured that the Civic Coalition (with the support of the Left and Third Way) “will need exactly 24 hours for PiS government television to turn into public television.”
For now, it is not known who would deal with this topic from the political and legislative side. Two names come to mind in this context: Tomasz Siemoniak and Cezary Tomczyk. In an interview with Wirtualna Polska, both politicians distanced themselves from these reports and emphasized that plans for thorough changes in public media are being prepared, but who will implement them remains a “matter of political decision”.
On Friday, October 27, the National Media Council met. One of the most important points on the meeting’s agenda are the changes in Polish Television announced by the Civic Coalition. This point was introduced by the chairman of the RMN, Krzysztof Czabański.
RMN’s statement regarding the revolution in TVP
Interia journalists obtained the content of the statement to be published by RMN members. “The National Media Council warns opposition leaders against introducing lawlessness in Poland. We will defend public media and their employees against the law-breaking activities announced by the opposition,” the draft states.
“An attempt to undermine the laws, e.g. by repealing resolutions on the appointment of members of the National Broadcasting Council and the Council of Ministers, who have a statutory six-year term of office, by liquidation of public media companies or any other method that bypasses the statutory procedure, will be a violation of the law and the Constitution,” it added.
At the same time, RMN members stressed that they “intend to defend public media and their employees against the law-breaking activities announced by the opposition.” “Those guilty of breaking the law will sooner or later suffer severe consequences for their actions,” they emphasized.