Stefania Ratajczak, a local activist of Law and Justice, took part in the Tuesday demonstration in defense of media freedom in Leszno (Greater Poland Voivodeship). The councilor emphasized that she was at the protest as a private person. – I am in favor of free media, absolutely – she emphasized.
Lex anti-TVN, which is to be dealt with by the Sejm on Wednesday, caused that there were demonstrations in over a hundred cities to defend the freedom of the media.
The demonstrations are related to the PiS draft amendment to the Broadcasting Act. On July 7, a group of Law and Justice deputies submitted to the Sejm a draft amendment to the Broadcasting Act. “The will of the legislator is that companies based in Poland cannot be controlled by entities outside the European Economic Area” – it was written in the justification.
Read the report on tvn24.pl: Protests in defense of free media
The ” Free media, free people ” protest in the Market Square in Leszno started at 6.00 pm About 100 people took part in the demonstration, including councilor Stefania Ratajczak from PiS, who spoke and emphasized that she had come to the demonstration as a private person to support free media and defend TVN.
– Every Pole has the right to choose, he cannot be forced by his will and beliefs. This is not acceptable – quotes the councilor’s statement from the portal elka.pl. The crowd reacted to her presence and her words enthusiastically. There was applause and applause.
“Media should be free”
– I came as a resident of Leszno, I also came as a councilor on my own behalf. I have always believed that the media should be free, independent of politicians. When the media is dependent on politicians, there will be no more media. This will be the propaganda of the party in question. That’s why I came here – said the councilor in an interview with TVN24.
As she emphasized, she came to the demonstration not only for herself, but also at the request of some voters who voted for it in the elections to the city council. – My husband also asked – go because you like to participate in such meetings and express your opinion about the media in public – she said.
And she emphasized: – I am in favor of free media, of course.
Main photo source: TVN 24