V/I Weekly Roundup 19.9.19

News from the Region

19 September 2019

Below find the highlights from the week as well as stories that will be developing in the near future.

Slovak PM survives no-confidence vote: Opposition parties tried to push out Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, after his slow handling of a recent affair that resulted in the resignation of Monika Jankovská. Former State Secretary Jankovská came under scrutiny for her communication with a controversial businessman – who is accused of ordering the murder of the investigative journalist Ján Kuciak. After a long debate, however, the opposition did not muster a majority in favour of the prime minister’s dismissal.

Planned media sector reforms in Poland: The governing party PiS has plans to create a “self-governing body” to uphold ethical standards for journalists. The planned reform is part of a new act on the status of the journalistic profession although the exact proposal still leaves open important questions concerning the powers of such a body and the evaluation mechanism for journalists. While some sector regulation would be useful, the proposal creates the perception of a planned limitation of the profession.

In related media news, TVP has begun with a new channel aimed at the Polish minority in Lithuania. “TVP Wilno” aims to discourage locals from relying on Russian language media, after reports of Russia’s growing media propaganda. The channel will comprise a team of local Polish journalists and produce its own information programmes on local, Lithuanian and Polish matters.

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Quincy Cloet

Dr Quincy R. Cloet is a specialist in the history and politics of international organisations, based in Poland. He is an award-winning historian with academic and media publications in the areas of international politics, history, European studies and human rights.

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