Writing in The New Yorker last week, columnist Masha Gessen, who suggested the Polish nation had been responsible for the Holocaust, defended herself saying the Polish interpretation "ran against the rules of linguistics and logic.”
A Polish journalist, beaten up and detained in Myanmar by security services while shooting a pro-democracy demonstration against a military coup on March 11, has returned home.
Polish photojournalist Robert Bociaga was released on Wednesday after 13 days in detention in Myanmar, the AFP agency reported.
Warsaw-based freelance journalist Jo Harper said his motivation for his book ‘Our Man in Warszawa: How the West Misread Poland’ came from him being “fed up of reading the same kind of analysis of Poland in British and American media. The book was an attempt to fill in the gaps, redress the imbalance and make the story broader.”
Russia has alleged there is a Polish “wave of repression” against Russian journalists after a reporter received a five-year ban from entering Poland.
Robert Bociaga who works for the DPA German Press Agency was arrested by soldiers on Thursday in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State, according to reports.
Poland’s Sejm (lower house) has called on the Belarusian authorities to release Belsat TV journalists and other political prisoners.
President Andrzej Duda has condemned the Belarusian authorities after two TV journalists were jailed on charges of inciting protests.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has stated that aggression against journalists, including cases of assault and battery as well as property damage, should be firmly condemned.
The head of Poland's National Media Council has asked the prime minister take urgent action to ensure the safety of journalists covering street protests as well protecting their editorial offices and equipment.