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IPI condemns legal harassment of Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the ongoing legal harassment against the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and state-owned entities. In the latest case, Gazeta Wyborcza journalist Wojciech Czuchnowski appeared in court on November […]

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Poland elections raise stakes for independent press

As Poland heads to national parliamentary elections this weekend, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has announced plans to create a “self-government” body to regulate the journalistic profession, in a move seen by its critics as the latest assault on the country’s independent media. The proposals were announced as part of the party’s “Polish […]

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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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