Poland - Media restrictions criticised - January 01, 2017

Several thousand people protested in Warsaw over the government’s plans to impose restrictions on media coverage of parliament. The rules proposed by the head office of the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, will ban all recording of parliamentary sessions. Only five selected TV stations will be allowed to record or broadcast parliamentary sessions. The rules will also limit the number of journalists allowed in the building (maximum two accredited parliamentary reporters for each media outlet). The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has strongly condemned this latest attack on media freedom by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS). In September, the Journalists Association (SDP) issued an appeal calling the speakers of Sejm and Senate to not implement the media restrictions in parliament.

English: http://europeanjournalists.org/blog/2016/12/18/polish-government-plans …  

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