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Pirate Television Stations in the Years 1990-1994

Rafał Kurowski
Published Online: 2016-01-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sc-2015-0009


The history of pirate, illegal television stations in Poland is presented here against the broader background of systemic transformations (both political and legal). According to the author of the article, it was an inevitable phenomenon, closely linked to the creation of the foundations of a democratic, lawful state with free-market economy. They were a factor which enforced acceleration of political change, legislative works and affected the change of the programming offer. Although pirate television stations were a short-lived phenomenon, they had huge impact on the later development of electronic media in Poland.

Keywords: television; the media; pirate stations; history of television; media law


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Published Online: 2016-01-29

Published in Print: 2015-10-01

Citation Information: Social Communication, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 36–44, ISSN (Online) 2299-5382, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sc-2015-0009.

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© 2015 Rafał Kurowski, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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