World Poland: The TVN24 continuous information chain in the government viewfinder

13:00  02 august  2021
13:00  02 august  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Laschet is reminiscent of German atrocities in Poland

 Laschet is reminiscent of German atrocities in Poland Warsaw. NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet visits Poland to commemorate the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising. There he also assumed a clear attitude of the European Union against rule of law in Poland. © Oliver Berg Armin Lashet. (Archive image) Union Chancellor's Candidate Armin Laschet reminded of the 2007 anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Uprising to the German Responsibility for World War II. "There were (...) atrocities of Germans against the entire Polish people, who fulfill me with de

TVN 24 News in English. Huge interactive collection of WWII aerial photos obtained by Warsaw Rising Museum. Member of the European Parliament Marek Belka has submitted an interpellation to the European Commission regarding a draft legislation, currently processed by the lower house, aimed at amending Poland 's Broadcasting Act, known as the "anti-TVN" bill. In the document, the MEP asks questions regarding rule of law violation and attacks on media, as well as potential curbs on EU funds earmarked for Poland .

TVN 24 Polish health service has undergone a real test during the pandemic. The Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday about 471 new coronavirus infections and 14 deaths. But many parts of society remain closed, with schools expected to reopen no earlier than in September. The health ministry hopes the number of infections may start to fall next week, but expects a second wave in the autumn. Poland documented its first coronavirus infection in March and soon after announced a 212-billion-zloty (.96 billion) aid package to soften the economic repercussions of the virus.

Studio de la chaîne d'information en continu TVN24 à Varsovie, en Pologne. © Reuters - JAKUB STEDEYCKI STUDIO OF THE CONTINUOUS INFORMATION LINE TVN24 in Warsaw, Poland.

In Poland, nearly 400 journalists have signed a call to defend the independence of the private TV channel TVN24. The country's first information channel owned by the US Discovery Group, is threatened by the Conservative government. The government is accused of wanting to get their hands on the country's independent media, judged too critical.

of our correspondent in Warsaw,

the threat to the television chain TVN24 took the form of an amendment filed by the law and justice, the ultra-conservative party in Poland. This amendment wants to prevent foreign companies - outside European economic space - to be the majority shareholder of Polish media. The change, directly targets the TVN24 channel, which is owned by the American Discovery Group.

Germany's Laschet attends WWII revolt observances in Poland

  Germany's Laschet attends WWII revolt observances in Poland WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s center-right candidate to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor in the country's September election said he feels “deep shame and humility” over Nazi Germany’s “crimes” against the Poles during World War II. Armin Laschet spoke to Poland’s daily Rzeczpospolita, excerpts of which were published Saturday, ahead of full publication Monday. Laschet said he had a personal urge to attend the weekend anniversary observances in Warsaw of the city’s ill-fated 1944 revolt against Nazi German occupation that began in 1939.

TVN , (pronounced as tefau-en) is the flagship channel of TVN Discovery Polska, one of the two predominant commercial TV broadcasters in Poland , the other being Cyfrowy Polsat. Originally owned by Grupa ITI, the TVN network of channels was acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive in 2015

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The amendment should be discussed in Parliament this summer. And in the meantime, the renewal of the license of TVN24 is always blocked, it has been several months since the chain expects this renewal. However, their current license ends at the end of September.

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The Government wants to get your hands on TVN24 because C is the main streaming channel of the country. She has been in the right party collimator and justice for several years, because the government judges it too critically to it.

In 2017, the Audiovisual Council had also imposed a heavy fine for covering opposition events, before it is ultimately revoked before criticism. This time too, the threats against TVN24 have reacted, among the opposition first, among also the coalition to power which is divided on the subject. And then it is closely monitored and worried by the United States.

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In both countries, if you just wanted to go there and have a vacation, you would be fine. However, as soon as you say something that the government does not like, you would be in trouble, big trouble. You cannot have a different opinion. Sometimes you cannot speak the truth. In China, the government does not allow you to use Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc. And they sensor you via WeChat, Weibo, Baidu etc. There are also millions of CCTVs on every street and in every building.

But the UK government is giving the first dose to as many adults as possible before offering a second dose, with people receiving their follow-up jab within 12 weeks. The government , backed up by many experts, says this will maximise protection for the wider population. Only those aged over 18 are included in the programme. The government is prioritising the groups considered most at risk from COVID-19. But unlike the data above, age breakdown figures are only updated weekly on Thursdays, not daily. Consequently, age group data will often lag behind total vaccination figures.

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This amendment proposed by the law and justice is part of the "repolonization" policy of the media of the government, a policy that can be summed up on this formula: "The media in Poland must be Polish". In any case, they are the words of the country's strong man, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, at the head of the right party and justice. Because the media to foreign shareholders are accused of having an editorial line biased or even anti-citizenship.

"Imagine a situation where a media in Poland would be bought by a Chinese or Russian group. Do not we want to say no, as citizens? ", Defended this month the country's prime minister. For the defenders of the freedom of the press, it is neither more nor less for the power to take control of the media, as the right party and justice did it for Polish public television, which now became a Propaganda chain.

In Poland, the freedom of the press fell from the 18th to the 64th place in a few years.

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The National Conservative Coalition in Poland is broken, yet the portion of Pis was able to bring her criticized broadcasting law through Parliament. The decision was a turbulent session. © Wojciech Olkusnik / AP / DPA / Picture Alliance Parliament of Parliament About the Media Law in Warsaw A new broadcasting law in Poland should make a critical TV channel. But in the dispute over the Novella , the National Conservative Government Announcement bursts.

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