Gazeta Wyborcza

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A man distributes newspapers in Warsaw, Poland, on May 11, 2015. Jaroslaw Kaczyński, leader of Poland's PiS party, recently filed a criminal libel complaint against two Gazeta Wyborcz journalists. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Polish ruling party president files criminal libel complaint against independent daily

On February 20, 2019, Jaroslaw Kaczyński, the leader of Poland’s ruling PiS party, filed a criminal libel complaint at the Warsaw public prosecutor’s office against Wojciech Czuchnowski and Iwona Szpala, investigative journalists at the country’s biggest independent daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, according to their employer.

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The TVN headquarters in Warsaw, pictured in September 2017. Poland's Internal Security Agency raided the home of one of the broadcaster's reporters over his undercover reporting. (AP/Czarek Sokolowski)

Gagging orders, legal action, and communist era laws used to try to ‘choke’ Polish press

Polish security agents enter the house of a prominent TV journalist over accusations that he propagated Nazi propaganda. Police summon a reporter over claims that he breached the privacy of the vice-head of the constitutional court. And Poland’s central bank files gagging orders against two papers, demanding they remove several articles about a corruption scandal…

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Protesters shout slogans during a counter-demonstration against a far-right rally in support of Poland's Holocaust bill in Warsaw, Poland on February 5, 2018. (Reuters/Agencja Gazeta/Dawid Zuchowicz)

Mission Journal: In Poland, some journalists fear worst is yet to come

Entering the historic site of the Gdansk shipyard, one cannot miss the wooden boards hanging over the famous gate No. 2. Handwritten in 1980, they display the list of demands of the strikers led by Lech Walesa, the founder of Solidarity, the independent trade union movement that pushed for social change in communist Poland. Number…

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Hackers, lawmaker put reporters at risk in Ukraine

New York, May 11, 2016 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the publication of the personal details of thousands of journalists and media workers who have reported from eastern Ukraine. CPJ also denounced a member of the Ukrainian parliament’s praise for that action.

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Journalists held, questioned in Crimea, mainland Ukraine

New York, May 19, 2014–Ukrainian authorities are holding two foreign journalists, while five other journalists were interrogated in Crimea by Russian authorities over the weekend, according to news reports. 

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Andrzej Poczobut, a correspondent for Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza, was convicted of insulting Aleksandr Lukashenko in 2011 and given a suspended sentence. (AP/Sergei Grits)

In Belarus, journalist charged with libeling Lukashenko

New York, July 2, 2012–Andrzej Poczobut, the prominent Grodno-based correspondent for the largest Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, was formally indicted Saturday on criminal charges of libeling President Aleksandr Lukashenko through a series of articles critical of administration policies.

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Andrzej Poczobut, seen here outside a courthouse in 2011, has been arrested and charged with libel. (AFP/Kseniya Avimova)

In Belarus, journalist arrested, charged with libel

New York, June 21, 2012–Authorities in Belarus must drop the charges against a prominent journalist arrested today for libel against the president, and immediately release him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Andrzej Poczobut has been targeted in the past for his critical writing, CPJ research shows.

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In Belarus, Poczobut in closed trial for ‘insulting’ leader

New York, June 14, 2011–Belarusian authorities must end the retaliatory prosecution of Andrzej Poczobut, a Grodno-based correspondent for the largest Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, and release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

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Andrzej Poczobut (AP)

Reporter for Polish paper faces insult charge in Belarus

New York, March 30, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Belarusian authorities today to stop the politically motivated prosecution of Andrzej Poczobut, a prominent correspondent for Poland’s largest daily, Gazeta Wyborcza. On Monday, prosecutors in the western city of Grodno filed criminal charges against Poczobut for allegedly insulting Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in articles…

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Andrzej Poczobut sentenced to prison in Belarus

New York, February 11, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s imprisonment in Minsk of Andrzej Poczobut, a Grodno correspondent for the largest Polish daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, and calls on Belarusian authorities to release him immediately.

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