Slandering St. John Paul II’s reputation is a sign of the left’s hatred toward Poland
By attacking the memory of the Polish pope, Poland’s opposition opens a front that may bring them not brilliant victories, but serious defeats, writes editor of Sieci weekly, Jacek Karnowski
If the opposition wins, Poland will not be a sovereign country, says Kaczyński
A left-liberal opposition election victory would mean Poland is no longer an independent nation, said the head of Poland’s conservative PiS party
Influential U.S. conservative author Rod Dreher will move to Hungary, calls for ‘network against globalism’
In 2020, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán predicted conservatives and Christians would increasingly move to Hungary
Reasons to explain the shock dismissal of the chief of Poland’s public broadcaster
Speculation is rife in Warsaw as to the reasons for Jacek Kurski’s shock dismissal from his post as CEO of Poland’s public television conglomerate TVP
Germany’s taxpayer-funded media channels have effectively banned conservative AfD party
Not a single AfD politician has been invited to a talk show since last year’s election
German kids’ TV fully embraces pro-transgender content, ignores side effects and life-altering risks
German children’s television produces one-sided content that depicts transitioning as a positive, brave, and nearly risk-free process
Only half of Czechs perceive the media as free
Although trust in the press is lower in Visegrád Group countries, it is still slightly higher than in the United States
Western media uses Russian smear playbook on Orbán
The same Russian smear strategy used against Trump is being deployed against Orbán
RT and Sputnik still accessible on some networks in Czechia despite EU ban
Sputnik and RT are even still available in some areas of the EU despite a ban from Brussels
Zelensky’s party chair accuses US media of spreading fake news about Russia’s invasion
When the panic phase is over, there should be a retrospective analysis of why large, very well-known foreign media outlets spread fake news, says David Arakhamia
German press criticized for falsely claiming Viktor Orbán said Hungary could leave the EU
Contrary to what news agency DPA has claimed, Orbán said Hungary wants to keep the EU together
Why is Slovakia’s media scaremongering about a Hungarian military invasion?
Two months before the Hungarian elections, signs of information hybrid warfare are emerging — this time with serious Slovak media outlets publishing wild claims that Hungary will invade the country
Arabic department staffers fired from German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle over allegations of antisemitism
Workers in the Arabic department of the taxpayer-funded Deutsche Welle have been fired, and there are 11 other individuals still under investigation
Russia expels German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in retaliation against German RT DE ban
Russia has closed the broadcaster’s correspondent office in Moscow and subsequently revoked accreditation of its employees
German conservatives look on with envy after UK prepares to abolish BBC’s license fee
At least some of Germany’s conservatives praise Boris Johnson for abolishing the BBC’s taxpayer-funded fees, with an eye on their country’s own bloated left-wing public broadcasters
Russia accuses Germany of censorship over blocking of RT DE news channel
A Russian foreign affairs spokeswoman claimed the action taken by Germany was “targeted, politically motivated media segregation and blatant censorship”
Austrian opponents of anti-epidemic measures protested against ‘lying’ media
It was the first rally in a series of protests scheduled for several weeks
EU supports creation of joint editorial office of 16 European news agencies
Some of the most powerful media organizations in Europe will now have a joint office in Brussels
Launch of Poland’s English-language news channel, TVP World, billed as a success
The English-language news channel of Polish public television station TVP began airing on Nov. 18
Will Pandora Papers affect Czech election results?
Despite the release of the Pandora Papers, Babiš is still set to win, and here is why
TVN, US-owned channel in Poland, censors minister’s press conference
It was only a matter of time before tried-and-true practices in the liberal Left American media found their way to Poland, writes Michał Karnowski for portal wPolityce.pl
Polish soldiers a ‘bunch of dogs’, ‘trash’ – Liberal media broadcasts insults to Polish troops over migrant crisis at Belarusian border
Disinformation is being spread about the migrant crisis on the border with Belarus
Wikipedia co-founder laments site’s ever-growing bias
Biden entry reads like “defense council brief”
German media are controlled by the left while the public is manipulated, says the former head of counterintelligence
Maassen suggests testing the “character traits” of editors
Conservative news channel launched in UK
New TV station wants to “puncture the pomposity of elites”
One of the European disinformation research centers to open in Prague
Prague succeeded in the selection of the European Commission
Social media leads to lack of trust and division, says speaker of Hungarian parliament
The illegitimate influence of social media and background powers is a threat
Soros-linked fund buys a stake in Petit Press, the publisher of the Slovak SME daily
SME is one of the largest dailies in Slovakia
Google launches program to pay for Czech media content
Five publishing houses joined the program
The Kremlin is taking revenge on Poland for opposition to Nord Stream 2
Russian propaganda is creating a false image of Poland, its military and navy and providing false information concerning supposed Polish provocations against Nord Stream 2, warns Stanisław Żaryn
‘There is an arrogance in the way Western journalists write about Hungary,’ says British-Hungarian author
Western media passes summary judgements on Hungary
The heart of journalism beats on the left
Polish PM :Tax on advertising income won’t harm freedom of speech
Opposition media in Poland went nuclear with their 24-hour strike, but will it work?
In face of the pressure of the media protest, the government cannot back down as it would mean capitulation and resignation, writes Sieci weekly editor-in-chief Jacek Karnowski
Poland’s tax on media and Big Tech sparks 24-hour strike from private news outlets
Private media outlets, including television stations, radio and online portals are protesting a proposed new tax on advertisements through their “Media without a choice” action
Media owners in Poland to pay “solidarity tax” to help fight the pandemic
The new tax will affect several kinds of media including television, press and big tech
“Non-Polish media should be a rarity in Poland,” says Jarosław Kaczyński
The leader of PiS and deputy PM spoke about the threats against freedom, especially freedom of speech, in a TV interview for wpolsce.pl
Hungarian justice minister joins Angela Merkel in condemning Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump
Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga says that “private censorship has reached a new level”
Hungary seeks COVID-19 vaccines from other countries due to shortage
Society is suffering from ‘covidism’, says ex-Czech President Klaus
Czech anti-epidemic system is flawed and unreliable, he said
The Economist: Polish state-owned company could purchase Polska Press Group from its German owner
The potential purchase would be the first major step in Law and Justice’s (PiS) plan to re-Polonize Polish media
Head of Gazeta Polska slams social media censorship: ‘Situation is critical, they treat us like a colony’
The editor-in-chief of Gazeta Polska and deputy CEO of Telewizja Republika, Tomasz Sakiewicz, in an interview for Remix News talks about the latest attacks on his media outlets and growing censorship on the internet
Report: Is America opposing the re-Polonization of the media in Poland?
The United Right coalition is conflicted in how it wants to approach the issue due to American opposition, reports Onet.pl
Polish Radio will start broadcasting for Belarus
The initiative is meant to help Belarusians without access to objective information sources to receive information about the situation in their country
Poland: Reshuffle of the government planned soon but PM Morawiecki to stay
Leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) Jarosław Kaczyński says that the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will keep his post even though there are going to be changes in the government after the summer holidays
Opinion: Polish media must change if the Right are to win the next election
Poland’s opposition candidate threatened journalists, but will the EU act?
US ambassador’s defense of anti-government Polish news channel is problematic, says Polish MEP
Anti-government news channel TVN is owned by the New York-based Discovery mass media company
Budapest hosts conference on Visegrád Four media
What has changed since the fall of the Iron Curtain?
Polish left-wing television station mocks famous Asian singer, said he lacks of masculinity
Asian fans of K-pop are expressing outrage over report from TVN that mocked world-famous Korean singer
U.S. officially protests Czech digital tax on Facebook, Google and Amazon
Czech Foreign Minister says the tax would be only temporary
Polish PM trending worldwide for campaign to defend Poland from Russian WWII claims
U.S. threatens Czech Republic with a trade war
The US warns Czechia not to introduce its digital tax
Hong Kong protests: Czech TV crew flees tear gas and projectiles in wild video
Tech giants Facebook and Google face tough Czech digital tax
Tech giants to be subject to a 7-percent tax.
Do Czechs and Slovaks understand each other?
Did the Velvet Revolution end linguistic understanding?
Czechia’s wealthiest man acquires major Central European media conglomerate
Czech billionaire buys up major media empire.
Kuźmiuk: PiS is not a temporary government
The EU finally gets it: Law and Justice rule is here to stay.
Tusk calls for protests in Poland
After the attack on TVP Info journalist Magdalena Ogórek, Donald Tusk is heating up tensions between Poles. Leading right-wing publicist Piotr Semka warns Tusk of the dangers of such provocations.
Attack on TVP journalist
Opposition supporters attacked public television journalist Magdalena Ogórek as she left work. Sławomir Cedzyński criticizes double-standards as he draws comparisons to a hypothetical situation in which a journalist from a liberal station had been attacked.
The fate of Eurozet will be decided in Prague not in Warsaw
Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský will soon decide whether to sell Eurozet which George Soros is interested in taking over. Grzegorz Górny explains why the fate of the Polish media group will be decided in Prague and not Warsaw.
Szijjarto in Warsaw: V4 is the engine driving the EU
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szíjjártó has said that “George Soros has a clear vision of the future of Europe, which is fundamentally against the vision of the Hungarian government”.
Soros to take over large radio station in Poland
Polish Eurozet is to be taken over by Agora and Czech SFS Ventures, which is funded by George Soros’ foundation. PiS politicians have criticized this attempt to influence the Polish media market by foreign investors.
The great media strategy of Peter Szijjartó
Reminding readers of several interviews from Peter Szijjartó with non-Hungarian media, Czech commentator and analyst Lucie Sulovská praised his rhetorical skills and talent. According to her, all Czech politicians should learn from the Hungarian foreign minister.
German media added to strategic sector
Germany has added media to the strategic sector of its economy which will limit foreign investment influence. Foreign investors cannot hold more than 10 percent of a media outlet’s shares.
Hungary creates large media holding
In the biggest shake-up of Hungarian media, a non-profit holding has become the owner of virtually every conservative print, broadcast and online media, Magyar Idők reports.
Babiš strengthening foothold on Slovak media
The Andrej Babiš-related media group Mafra is strengthening its position on the Slovak market. According to omediach.com the group will shortly announce buying dozens of magazine titles from German-owned Bauer Media.
Tesco stops selling Zem a Vek
After an intense campaign Tesco Slovakia decided to stop selling Zem a Vek. The campaign against the monthly began due the initiative of two graphic designers, Jakub Gonda and Peter Hajdin.
Freedom is crouched in the corner when Jourova speaks
Czech Commissioner Vera Jourova appeared at a conference on “fundamental rights” in Vienna on Tuesday, where she outlined a possible “European approach” to media that would be “based on quality and smart regulation”. At a glance, it was nothing more than another post-Brexit and post-Trump speech about the spread of hatred and nationalism.
Babiš criticizes media for spreading lies
Speaking about current politic affairs in an interview for internet television XTV, PM Babiš explained why he criticized the Czech media at the European Council.
“Liberal” media are experiencing difficult times
A growing number of governments in Europe are opposed to liberal biased media. Proof is in the stories about “dirty” judge Kavanaugh and the “censorship” in Austria, where there is no longer a consensus among politicians and the media on a common redrawing of reality.
Remix editor on V4 and the Polish-Hungarian friendship
Our own Grzegorz Adamczyk about the Remix mission and Hungarian-Polish friendship
A slap in the face for good manners and common sense
People who see hitting a woman as justified or someone’s death as profitable have crawled out into the spotlight. Wojciech Wybranowski writes about the steady death of common sense and good manners in Polish politics and media.
Editor-in-chief says Magyar Idők is here to stay
“This is nothing but a false tabloid report entirely unrelated to reality. Not a word of it is true,” said Ottó Gajdics.
Soros is meddling with Hungarian media policy
Soros-backed Reporters Sans Frontières protests against the conservative takeover of HírTV.