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World Press Freedom Day 2022: themes from the past 12 months

For World Press Freedom Day 2022, PMA has analysed six press freedom themes which have been prevalent across the past twelve months.

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Poland: President Duda vetoes “Lex-TVN”

PMA welcomes Polish President’s veto of the “Lex-TVN” bill which threatened media pluralism and freedom, but broader concerns remain.

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Poland: Media freedom groups urge President Duda to veto ‘Lex-TVN’

PMA joins media freedom and journalist organisations in writing letter to Polish president urging him to drop Lex-TVN

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Poland: President must reject new media law

There has been international condemnation of the law which, if Poland President ratifies, would limit media plurality and diversity.

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Poland: Senate rejects controversial media ownership bill

Bill criticised as a serious threat to independent news media and media freedom has been rejected by Poland’s Senate. But there are fears the bill could still pass following its return to the Sejm.

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Poland: Senate must reject media ownership bill

PMA calls on Poland’s Senate to reject the controversial media ownership bill, which poses a serious threat to media independence and pluralism.

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Poland: Anti-foreign media amendment inches closer as TVN24’s licence is suspended

With the suspension of TVN24’s licence and a draft media bill to ban non-European media ownership underway, media pluralism in Poland continues to be threatened.

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Independence of Czech Television under threat

Changes to the public broadcaster’s supervisory body sparks concern about the future of its independence.

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Poland: Advertising tax poses existential threats to independent media

A proposed tax on advertising revenue that could create long-lasting damage to media independence and pluralism in Poland is to be amended.

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Poland: Media independence and pluralism under threat from state-backed companies

Growth in ownership by state-backed companies reignites concerns that government is tightening its control over the country’s media.