Tag Poland
22 Mar

Poland: Regulator Fine against TVN appears to punish independent journalism

Poland’s politically controlled media regulator punishes private TV channel for a documentary on child abuse in the church

16 Jan

Poland: MFRR reasserts recommendations for democratic reform for press freedom and public media

The undersigned partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today renew their call for democratic and comprehensive reform to Poland’s public broadcasters.

5 Oct

Media freedom at a crossroads: Journalism in Poland faces uncertain future ahead of election

The Media Freedom Rapid Response today issued its report “Media Freedom at a crossroads: Journalism in Poland faces uncertain future ahead of election” following its mission to Warsaw on 11 – 13 September.

15 Sep

Polish media grapple with unprecedented challenges and uncertain future as the country faces electoral crossroads

At the conclusion of their press freedom mission to Warsaw from 11-13 September, partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) declared that the media and journalists in Poland are facing unprecedented challenges including legal threats, financial precarity, political pressure, regulatory capture and growing polarisation.

4 Sep

Poland: MFRR to visit Warsaw for press freedom mission

Partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) will travel to Warsaw on 11-13 September 2023 to conduct an international press freedom mission ahead of the country’s upcoming general election on 15 October.

13 Jul

Poland: Media capture fears confirmed in new report examining PKN Orlen takeover of Polska Press

The findings of a new report assessing the impact of the takeover of news publisher Polska Press by Poland’s state-controlled oil company PKN Orlen illustrate a shocking example of media capture in the EU.

12 Jun

Poland: International support for TOK FM amidst regulatory pressure

We join TOK FM, the largest independent news and talk radio station in Poland, in their plea for their licence to be renewed by the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT).

4 Aug

Poland: Ombudsman must appeal acquisition of newspaper by state-controlled oil company

Partners of the MFRR have written to Marcin Wiącek, Polish Human Rights Ombudsman, expressing concern at his decision to refrain from appealing the acquisition of regional newspaper publisher Polska Press by PKN Orlen, a state-controlled media company.

7 Feb

Poland: Dismissal of SLAPP-targeted journalist Grzegorz Rzeczkowski sets dangerous precedent

22 Dec

Poland: Media freedom groups urge president Duda to veto “lex-TVN”