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Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | 18/11/2015

PiS taking control of state media

The new national conservative PiS government has presented specific data about how it plans to reform the state-run media in Poland. The liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza is less than optimistic about the results: "The new government wants to bring the media completely under its control. Several times in the past Kaczyński has blamed media that allegedly worked against him for his election defeats since 2005. This shows that the PiS has learned from past mistakes. Now the media are to help it remain in power. … The state-owned media will be run by a one-man management board elected by a five-member body, which in turn is chosen by the Sejm and the Senate - or effectively by the PiS. It speaks volumes about this media revolution that this one-man board can be dismissed at any time without having to wait until the legislative period comes to an end."

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | 14/10/2008

Partisan postings by the National Broadcasting Council

Poland's National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), whose members were named by the country's former conservative government, has decided on new programme councillors for the country's regional media. The liberal Gazeta Wyborcza takes a critical view of the process: "This is a blatant example of partisanship. Of course you can play it down and say the programme councillors aren't all that important and only have an advisory function. Nevertheless the KRRiT will very shortly name the boards of directors of TVP [Polish state television] and the Polish Radio. And they exercise ... a real influence over the public media. Do we want these groups to go on being constituted as they have up to now? ... These people will rule the media until 2012 or longer. Because if the KRRiT is not renewed by then it will once more name the directors - for another three years until 2015. In this way the coalition ... that was voted out in 2007 will go one ruling the public media for years to come."

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