Terms of consideration of a question on cancellation of the broadcasting licence for the Polish Radio station Radio Hobby, rebroadcasting programs of the Polish edition of radio Sputnik, until not defined, said on Wednesday Last news Ombudsman of the press service of the National Council for television and radio broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) Izabela Wojciechowska.
before the national Council for television and radio broadcasting Council of Poland began the process of revocation of the broadcasting licence for the Radio Hobby.
Polish radio station relays radio Sputnik one hour per day to 21. 00 (22. 00 GMT) to 22. 00 (23. 00 MSK) as a result of a contract signed several years ago with a radio transmitting station " Voice of Russia ".
"The national Council for television and radio broadcasting Council of Poland began the process of revocation of broadcast licenses. We expect clarification from the management of the Radio Hobby. After this conclusion will be made On further action. The timing of consideration of the case as long as I can say nothing, " said Wojciechowska.
In this case, the official authorized KRRiT stressed that " KRRiT didn't revoke the broadcast licenses of Radio Hobby, the story is only About the start procedure ".
Margarita Simonyan, editor-in MIA " Russia today ", which includes Sputnik, first reported that such a decision she wasn't surprised. She also expressed regret, " that the citizens, the closing of the radio station for broadcasting a different opinion, I continue to believe that we live in a democracy."
in a released statement the National Council on television and radio Poland notes that as a result of the analysis of documentation, the Council decided that the Radio Hobby " violates the norms of the law On television and radio broadcasting. Rights under the licenses are not transferable, and the license itself does not have the opportunity to be the subject of commercial transactions ".
"as a result of a contract with a third party, the owner of the program gave the order part of the rights granted by the license, and lost influence on the content and method of presentation of information in distributed program," according to the document.
The Director of the Radio Hobby Tomas Brzezinski called the decision political game and said that in the three years since the conclusion of the contract with the Russian radio transmitting station and before the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the Polish authorities had no claims to the relay broadcast.