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Norway's oil fund engages with Polish oil refiner on press freedom concerns

Since PKN Orlen took over media firm Polska Press in March, eight editors-in-chief of regional newspapers have been dismissed or pushed out. This has led Norway's Government Pension Fund Global to initiate talks with the oil refiner.

PKN Orlen – a state-run Polish oil refiner acquired media firm Polska Press in March. | Photo: PKN Orlen PR.

Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the oil fund, is in dialog with PKN Orlen – a state-run Polish oil refiner – due to human rights and freedom of speech concerns relating to the firm's takeover of media firm Polska Press, reports IPE.com.

Since acquiring Polska Press in March, eight editors-in-chief of the regional newspapers owned by Polska Press have been dismissed or pushed out. This has led the oil fund to initiate talks with PKN Orlen about the takeover.

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