TVP and the Home Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Poland signed an agreement regarding the TVP Vilnius

Phot. PAP/Paweł Supernak

Jacek Kurski TVP S.A. Board chairman and Szymon Sękowski vel Sęk deputy head of Home Affairs Ministry signed an agreement on Thursday in Warsaw regarding cooperation in the creation and distribution of a new TVP Vilnius channel. The program is to start in May, and in a wider formula – probably in autumn.

During a press briefing, which took place at the headquarters of TVP at ul. Woronicz in Warsaw, Kurski stressed that the important task of public television is to “connect with Poles abroad”, which was channeled TVP Polonia. “There are such a group of Poles that TVP Polonia itself is not enough. Poles living in Lithuania are such a group. This is not a Polish minority, it is not a Polonia, they are Poles who have always lived in this area, and found themselves in territories or within other countries, because these borders have moved. They are where they have always been, “he stressed.

He added that for TVP “it has always been a challenge” to do for them “something more than just retransmit the TVP Polonia channel”. “This is where the idea of ​​creating a TVP Vilnius channel begins. That is why in the year of the independence of Poland, in July 2018, we appointed a plenipotentiary of the board to coordinate activities aimed at the creation of TVP Vilnius (…), and today we go a step further. We implement the institution of institutionalization of this channel, financial security, long-term financial perspective based on public funds from the Home Affairs Ministry thanks to cooperation with Minister Dworczyk of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and – I hope – we carry out a work that will last for years, dozens of years, will serve the needs of Poles living in Lithuania in TVP Vilnius “- said Kurski.

Source: http://zw.lt/wilno-wilenszczyzna/tvp-msz-podpisaly-porozumienie-w-sprawie-tvp-wilno/

Tłumaczenie by Oskar Pytka w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Oskar Pytka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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