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MFRR Report: State Capture and Media Freedom

This text is part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response’s (MFRR) third press freedom monitoring report, which was publihsed today. Click here to download the report in full.   One of the key factors in the continued decline in press and media freedom in several EU Member States and Candidate Countries within the last year […]

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Independent media under attack in Poland: the case of TVN24

In the latest example of pressure on independent media in Poland, U.S.-owned broadcaster TVN24 could lose its broadcasting licence following legislative proposals by lawmakers from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to ban non-European ownership of Polish media. Like its parent company TVN, TVN24 has been 100% owned by U.S.-based Discovery, Inc. since 2015 […]

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Poland: Independent media under attack again as PiS moves against TVN24

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed grave concern about draft legislative proposals by lawmakers from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party which would ban non-European ownership of Polish media and warned that the changes are targeted directly at U.S.-owned critical broadcaster TVN24, the country’s most watched news channel. IPI said the draft media […]

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Poland: PKN Orlen media purchase violates EU merger rules and media pluralism standards

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today said that allowing the acquisition of regional newspaper publisher Polska Press by Poland’s state-controlled oil giant PKN Orlen to go forward would violate both EU and Polish merger rules and undermine media pluralism. The MFRR supports legal arguments to this effect made by consortium member ARTICLE 19, which […]

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