Poland

Poles continue to oppose the govenrment through protest

In January 2017, student-led protests were held in major cities throughout Poland. The protests remained peaceful with no reports of any incidents. Read more

Poles continue to oppose the govenrment through protest

New protest law continues the erosion of civic space in Poland

Poland's parliament passed restrictive new protests law in the face of widespread popular opposition to the move. Read more

New protest law continues the erosion of civic space in Poland

Media attacks, resignations damage state-civil society relations in Poland

In the last month, CSOs in Poland reported oa noticeable increase in media attacks directed at civil society. Read more

Media attacks, resignations damage state-civil society relations in Poland

Protest rights well-respected during large abortion demonstrations

Despite Poland's democratic decline over recent months, protest rights are still being respected.
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Protest rights well-respected during large abortion demonstrations

Expression

The media in Poland is mostly independent and diverse, and freedom of expression and freedom from censorship are constitutionally protected. Read more


Peaceful Assembly

Most recently, tens of thousands took to the streets and organized other meetings and events as part of the “Black protests” to express their opposition to a proposed total ban on abortion. Read more



Poland - Overview

The Polish constitution enshrines protections for the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, and these rights have for the most part been respected. Read more


Journalists fired from public TV and media content controls imposed by Polish government

Freedom of expression has suffered since the Law and Order Party came to power in 2015. Numerous journalists have been fired or forced to quit public television, which has come increasingly under government control. Read more