Polish Radio Maryja attempts to rid itself of anti-Semitic image

By Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondent

Tags: Radio Maryja, Poland

Radio Maryja, the influential nationalist Polish conglomerate that operates radio and television stations, a daily newspaper and a Web site, is trying to rid itself of the anti-Semitic image that has dogged it in recent years. A letter from one of the heads of the media empire claims Radio Maryja is carrying on the tradition of Polish priests who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

The attempted makeover comes after the European Union refused to authorize a 15-million euro grant for Radio Maryja to build a media studies school.