The Problem With “Illiberal Democracy”

January 19, 2016 / By Jan-Werner Mueller in Project Sindicate PRINCETON – Poland’s turn toward authoritarian rule has set off alarm bells across the European Union and within NATO. Since coming to power in October, Jarosław Kaczyński’s Law and Justice party (PiS) has attacked the country’s Constitutional Court, politicized the judiciary and the civil service, and…

Dark Clouds over Pluralism and Freedom of Media in Poland

13 January 2016 / By Pier Luigi Parcu, Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, European University Institute Very bad news for European fundamental values is in the offing from Poland. The Polish President Andrej Duda signed a law that is creating serious concern at both national and European levels. The law was imposed, right…

Poland’s president signs disputed media law despite EU concerns

January 7, 2015 / By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Startribune.com A new wave of concern for media freedom in Poland rose among European Union leaders and independent journalists after Poland’s president signed a temporary new law Thursday that’s a step toward giving the government full control of state radio and television. The legislation will take effect Friday and…

Poland: Abolition of safeguards for pluralism and independence in public service media

January 4, 2016 / By Index on Censorship The undersigned press freedom and media organisations – European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Association of European Journalists (AEJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Index on Censorship – are outraged by theproposed bill, hastily introduced by the majority party in…