Dark Clouds over Pluralism and Freedom of Media in Poland
Very bad news for European fundamental values is in the offing from Poland. The Polish President Andrej Duda signed a law that is creating serious concern at both national and European levels. The law was imposed, right after the elections, by the new ruling party, known for its declared Euroscepticism.
The new law places public service media (PSM) – the public service broadcaster TPV and the Polish public Radio – under direct government control. Moreover, the law dismisses, with immediate effect, all the bodies of the public radio and television and gives the Minister in charge of State Treasury the power to appoint new managers without any check and balance exercise. In particular, the guarantee role ... [read more]
Pier Luigi Parcu