Media law

    • Polish MPs vote controversial media law amid protests

      Polish MPs vote controversial media law amid protests

      Polish MPs on Wednesday voted in favour of a new law that critics say will curb media freedom and hit ties with the United States. At the same time the ruling coalition lost several key votes, putting its long-term future in doubt, AFP reported. The media law would prevent companies from outside the European Economic Area from holding a controlling stake in Polish media companies.

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    • EC set to launch infringement procedure over Italian media law

      EC set to launch infringement procedure over Italian media law

      The European Commission is set to launch an infringement procedure against Italy over a media law potentially curbing Vivendi's interests in the country, Reuters reported citing newspaper la Repubblica on Friday. The Commission in December raised questions over the validity of the law approved by Rome in November which allowed national communications regulator AGCOM to start a probe into Vivendi's Italian assets to evaluate whether these holdings are harmful to media plurality.

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    • Democratic Bulgaria’s experts can never have enough of blaming Peevski

      Democratic Bulgaria’s experts can never have enough of blaming Peevski

      Are you familiar with Democratic Bulgaria’s expert E.G.? Oh, you had no idea that he existed? Well, you are not alone in that regard. He is one of the party’s Facebook pundits touted by the Capital circle as an expert during the protests against Oresharski’s government of several years ago. He is an obscure legal practitioner whose main virtue is that he returned to Bulgaria after emigrating with a mission to “fix it”, as revealed in a heavily produced interview conducted years ago by one of the professional protestors working for oligarchic spouse Galya Prokopieva.

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