The president of the Polish Press Agency, Wojciech Surmacz, has said that Central and Eastern European media should be warning Western European countries against Russian disinformation about the war in Ukraine.
A court in Gomel, Belarus, has sentenced TVP journalist Iryna Slaunikava to five years in a penal colony after finding her guilty of "creating an extremist formation", the independent Belarusian television channel Belsat has reported.
“The propaganda and disinformation related to the war in Ukraine will not disappear on their own, to fight with them, we need to educate the public, journalists and editors,” said Branka-Gabriela Vojvodić, President of the Croatian Press Agency (HINA) on Tuesday, during the international conference Media of the Future organized for the fourth time by the Polish Press Agency.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said that President Joe Biden has appreciated the Polish president’s veto of a media law amendment, according to a press release of a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has vetoed a new media law that would curb the operation of US-owned television station TVN.
There are no plans to close down the TVN broadcaster, the leader of Poland's ruling party said on Monday when asked about a new media law said to be aimed against the US-owned station.
Just over 50 percent of Poles believe the Polish president should veto an amendment to a new media law that critics say targets the leading television group TVN, according to a new survey.
A spokesman for the European Commission (EC) has said that Poland's new media bill, dubbed 'lex TVN,' could threaten media freedom and pluralism in Poland by forcibly changing the ownership structure of media companies.
The United States is concerned about the adoption of a media law that may hit the biggest US investor in Poland, Discovery group, owner of Poland's leading television group TVN, a deputy spokesperson for the Department of State has said.
US ambassador nominee to Warsaw Mark Brzezinski said during a hearing in the US Senate on Wednesday that he would support the rule of law and minority rights in Poland.