Several private media outlets in Poland stopped broadcasting on Wednesday in protest of a project to introduce a tax on advertising revenue, Reuters reports.
A new tax on advertising revenue, which varies between 2 and 15% depending on the size of the company, is quickly passed by the Warsaw Parliament.
The Polish government says the tax will help raise funds for health and culture, areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
TVN24 and Polsat News broadcast a special message instead of the usual programs, while TVN24, Onet and Interia blocked access to online articles.
Also, radio stations such as RMF FM, ZET, TOK FM and Rock Radio also joined the protest and sent a special message instead of the usual programs.