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Poland’s government is using legislative, political, and economic means to stifle the media and limit dissent and debate within the country, according to a new Freedom House special report on media freedom in Poland.

A new Freedom House report examines the Polish leadership’s brazen efforts to exert partisan control over the media in a lynchpin European democracy.

Governments that choose the path of media repression often pass by familiar landmarks as they descend into authoritarian rule.

Since taking office a year ago, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has openly targeted Poland’s basic democratic institutions. 

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Gina S. Lentine is Senior Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia at Freedom House. 

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The Assault on Press Freedom in Poland

Poland has become a crucial battleground in the drive by authoritarian-minded leaders to gain control over political discourse and limit media pluralism.

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