Reporters Without Borders commented on the decision of the Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro to refer a complaint against TVN to the National Broadcasting Council. “Politicians from the PiS government cannot impose content on the media to implement their political agenda,” the organization stressed.
The Minister of Justice, Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro accused TVN of informing about the suspension of prison for 24-year-old Marika, and at the same time did not provide information about a completely different case, regarding the court discontinuation of the case of assault and beating of an activist of an anti-abortion organization.
The minister argued that TVN’s reporting of court decisions concerning “events dictated by ideological considerations” indicates that the station violates the principles of impartial coverage of events. He lodged a complaint in this matter with the National Broadcasting Council.
Reporters Without Borders: politicians of the PiS government cannot impose content on the media
The organization Reporters Without Borders commented on Ziobro’s actions in a social media post. “Politicians of the PiS government cannot impose content on the media to implement their political agenda,” reads the RSF position published on social media.
Reporters Without Borders (French. Reporters Sans Frontières, Spanish. Reporteros Sin Fronteras) is an international non-governmental organization gathering, among others, journalists, which monitors press freedom around the world. RSF draws attention to cases of violation of freedom of expression, it also campaigns in defense of journalists, writers and human rights defenders.
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