Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2016

In Osteuropa 1-2/2016

Polarized, Politicised, and Diverse
Poland’s Media 27 years after the System Change

Katarina Bader, Tomasz Zapart

Deutsche Fassung


At the end of 2015, Poland’s ruling party disempowered the broadcasting council using an expedited procedure. Subsequently, the party Law and Justice began to make new appointments to important posts in public broadcasting. Critics in Poland and other European Union countries speak of a “forcing into line”. Public service broadcasting may not have been independent before, since every government has tried to place associated journalists in high positions in broadcasting. However, Law and Justice’s course of action is a gross violation of rule of law.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2016, pp. 131–148)