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New report: Poland’s public media serve as propaganda tool

A recent report by Poland’s Society of Journalists and the Batory Foundation finds that public media in Poland do not fulfil their role as a source of independent and balanced news, but rather function as a propaganda tool for the government. “We saw that the government was using public service media, which is under its […]

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#IPIWoCo: ‘Communist methods’ return to Eastern Europe’s media landscape

Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe is once again under attack. After the fall of communism, the region began transitioning to a freer environment for the media. But 30 years later, growing authoritarian tendencies are threatening those gains, panellists at the 2019 International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress said earlier this month. The panel discussion […]

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IJ4EU: The ‘militarization of patriotism’ in Central Europe

What forces are behind the rise of right-wing paramilitary groups in Central and Eastern Europe? How are they funded and what are the links between them? How are they shifting understandings of what it means to be patriotic? These are some of the questions that the team of investigative journalists at VSquare sought to answer […]

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IPI condemns attack on Polish journalist by Venezuelan security forces

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, vehemently condemned an alleged assault by Venezuelan security forces on Tomasz Surdel, correspondent of the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza in Caracas. Surdel has been reporting on anti-government protests in Venezuela since the beginning of February. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, Surdel was […]

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