Walesa axes Polish TV head

WARSAW — Polish President Lech Walesa sacked the head of the National Radio and Television Council Tuesday following the council’s controversial award of a private television license to the Polish company PolSat.

“The president decided to recall (chairman) Marek Markiewicz, who does not guarantee that he will stick to the broadcasting law,” the presidential office said in a statement. “One reason (for Walesa’s concern) is the fact that one company was given licences for national satellite, private and also regional television.”

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