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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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Polish party leader initiates libel charge against critical newspaper

Jaroslaw Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), has initiated a criminal libel charge against the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza for publishing reports about his reported involvement in the construction of a 190-meter-tall skyscraper in Warsaw. The Polish state-owned news agency PAP reported that the newspaper would be subject to public prosecution […]

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In Poland, media coverage of mayor’s killing underscores polarization

The death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed at a charity event on Jan. 13, has shocked Poland. While tragedies of this kind can help bring people together, the killing has instead underscored the polarization of Poland’s media landscape. As Poland heads towards parliamentary elections this fall, Adamowicz’s death has highlighted how the […]

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