Zorgen bij SG Jagland van de Raad van Europa over nieuwe mediawet in Polen

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Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland raises media law human rights concerns with President Duda (Human rights Europe)

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has written to Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, to raise his concerns about the impact of a new media law. In the 5 January letter, Jagland states that he is worried by “the new law on public service broadcasting, adopted by the Sejm and the impact it may have on the integrity and independence of public service media, as a vital condition for genuine democracy.” The Secretary General reveals that complaints against the new law have been received by prominent European journalism and free expression institutions.