Poland - Ruling political party wants to regulate journalists - October 31, 2019

The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party wants to create a ‘new media order’. The party published a manifesto in which a new regulatory framework for the conduct of journalism is described. The journalist profession should be regulated in a similar ways as the medical and legal professions, according to the manifesto. The European Federation of Journalists calls on the public authorities to refrain from any initiative to regulate the profession. ‘A proposal during the election campaign about regulating of journalism will de facto end press freedom,’ warns the President of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).

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