Saturday, July 11, 2009

Head of broadcaster TVP suspended

The National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) suspended the acting head of TVP, Piotr Farfal, who has led the national broadcaster since December.

Farfa? has been a member of TVP's board since being nominated by the League of Polish Families in May 2006. He has proven a controversial figure due to his past membership in anti-semitic, radical-right organizations.

Previously suspended board members Marcin Bochenek and S?awomir Siwek have been reinstated by KRRiT, with the latter replacing Farfal.

There are doubts, however, if the decision is legally binding and Farfal is threatening to take the matter to the Prosecutor's Office.