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Polish President Duda Signs Controversial Media Law

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According to the Polish president's spokeswoman, the law was signed to make the public media perform their functions properly.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda signed on Thursday a media law, which caused concerns over freedom of speech in the country and abroad, presidential spokeswoman Malgorzata Sadurska said.

"It is important for President [Duda] that public media should be impartial, objective and reliable… For this matter the president signed a law on radio and television," Sadurska told reporters.

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She added that the law was signed to make the public Polish media perform their functions properly.

This comes days after EU Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks called on the Polish president not to sign the controversial media law that will give the government control over appointments in public broadcasting.

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