December 2, 2012

Is Poland heading towards Belarusian standards?

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Is Poland heading towards Belarusian standards?
A house of an advocate, Piotr Kwiecien, who defends journalists of Gazeta Polska in political cases, has been robbed today. The burglars did not steel any precious objects, but they were interested in documents remaining in advocate’s possession. Piotr Kwiecien is a Warsaw’s lawyer who represented in court Gazeta Polska editor-in-Chief, Tomasz Sakiewicz, its deputy editor-in-Chief Katarzyna Gojska-Hejke, and Nowe Panstwo editor-in-Chief, as well as Dorota Kania, editor-in-Chief of niezalezna.pl portal, and Gazeta Polska...
Lodz is sinking
‘I loved Lodz, its people, ambiance, and architecture. It was something exciting in there, but the new president and her new crew have killed it’ –in such words Lodz situation ruled by President Hanna Zdanowska diagnosed famous American director David Lynch. That opinion has been confirmed by Wlodzimierz Tomaszewski,  a Lodz’s former vice-President. ‘At first, David Lynch had been invited to Lodz and honoured to be later on – while his projects were blossoming – driven off’ – wrote Tomaszewski in his public letter....
Rybitzky on minister Boni's attempts to gag the internet
Fighting independent journalists is not enough for present Polish authorities. Minister Michal Boni expressed him unambiguously revealing that his next step would be controlling discussion in the internet and… sermons in the Churches. The latter one was hard to imagine even in the communistic times. The ruling party’s excuse is ‘a talk of hatred’, but coincidentally ‘a talk of hatred seems to be expressing opinions critical to the authorities’. The minister’s plans are outraging themselves, but it adds a spice that they...
Damaging the evidence
One of the most important evidence has been irrevocably destroyed by the Polish Prosecutor’s Office. The ‘armoured birch tree’, with which the Tu-54 airplane was to hit its wing, was cut down. Using a motor saw the most of the tree trunk has been cut down, as it was confirmed by the military prosecutors, that is leading the investigation ‘During our last visit to Smolensk we secured two pieces of the birch tree, each one 1.60 metres long, including metal elements in it’ – admitted Colonel Zbigniew Rzepa, the Spokesman of...
Samuel Pereira on what is not working
‘It has been the fifth year since the young generation is brought up surrounded by an ambiance of venomousness, lack of respect for the state, and devastation of consciousness’ announced a couple of days before the official representative of Donald Tusk in CBOS public opinion research centre Professor Radoslaw Markowski. Soon after that depended on government research centre announced that the Poles trust the most the President – Bronislaw Komorowski, but the least Jaroslaw Kaczynski. That creation of the reality seems to...
The Russians are happy with Slawomir Nowak
According to the Russian expert building up an ‘energetic bridge’ between Kaliningrad District and the North of Poland will bring in many investments in the region, but before all it would lead to tighten reciprocal bonds between the two countries. Benevolence showed by the Polish Minister of Transport for that initiative is highly praised in Moscow. Dmitry Baranov quoted by the regnum.ru portal is full of admiration for the Polish government standpoint, especially after the latest visit of the Ministry of Transport to...
Will Boni's people monitor priests?
It turns out that Michal Boni will be in charge of the governmental council monitoring  symptoms of "hate speech." The Minister does not like, among others, the contents of sermons preached in churches. The task of the governmental organ will be to monitor the phenomena concerning "hate speech," social aggression and discrimination as well as to take steps to limits events of this kind. On the TOK FM radio Boni assured that the cabinet was not going to introduce censorship, even though in the next part of his speech...
Tusk's propaganda fails - Law and Justice and Civic Platform are supported by the same number of respondents
According to the latest survey, within the last several days the support for Law and Justice has considerably increased and at the same time the support for the Civic Platform has decreased. According to the survey carried out by the TNS Polska for the "Gazeta Wyborcza" daily, the support for Law and Justice and Civic Platform is now equal and amounts to 28%. Within just 2 weeks the 11% advantage of Tusk's party  from the previous survey carried out by the same company has disappeared somewhere. The support for Law...