Tag: poland

  • Eastern Europe Tests New Forms of Media Censorship – The New York Times

    Eastern Europe Tests New Forms of Media Censorship With new, less repressive tactics, countries like Serbia, Poland and Hungary are deploying highly effective tools to skew public opinion. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/17/world/europe/serbia-media-censorship.html Serbia no longer jails or kills critical journalists, as happened under the rule of Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s. It now seeks to destroy their […]

  • After Going ‘Free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish Town Pays a Price – The New York Times

    After Going ‘Free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish Town Pays a Price (Published 2021) Krasnik voted to be “free of L.G.B.T.” two years ago to satisfy conservative voters. Now, the mayor regrets the move, which has led to censure from other European countries and put funding at risk. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/world/europe/poland-lgbt-free-krasnik.html But that changed early last year […]

  • The Historians Under Attack for Exploring Poland’s Role in the Holocaust | The New Yorker

    The Historians Under Attack for Exploring Poland’s Role in the Holocaust Scholars face defamation suits, and potential criminal charges, in the Polish government’s effort to exonerate the nation of any role in the murders of three million Jews during the Nazi occupation. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-historians-under-attack-for-exploring-polands-role-in-the-holocaust The other part of that story is that […]

  • A Massacre in a Forest Becomes a Test of Poland’s Pushback on Wartime Blame – The New York Times

    A Massacre in a Forest Becomes a Test of Poland’s Pushback on Wartime Blame (Published 2021) Two researchers are on trial for writing that a Polish mayor was complicit in a massacre. Critics say the government is trying to emphasize Polish suffering in World War II and downplay complicity in Nazi crimes. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/world/europe/poland-massacre-jews-nazis-blame.html Polish […]