In August 2021, Poland enacted a controversial media law. This so-called “Lex TVN” — which targets one specific private TV channel — is one more blow in the ruling party’s assault on the free press.
- Civil Society
- Czech Republic
- fake news
- Militarized Patriotism
- Radicals with Reach
Adam Hofman was once an influential politician, a member of PiS, Poland’s current ruling party, and now is one of the most recognisable figures in the country’s PR sector. When PiS took power in Poland, his PR agency R4S skilfully positioned itself where the spheres of politics and business meet.
The pandemic did not kill the far right. Nor did it stifle media interest in the topic. The painstaking attention devoted to the formation of a ‘Far-Right International’ revolving around the Hungarian Fidesz, the Italian League, and the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) parties is a good case in point.
Polish politicians have a mouth full of clichés about the entry of big Chinese businesses into the country. The only person looking after their interests today is Marek Suski, the head of the Prime Minister’s political cabinet. He is doing it unofficially. And he has no idea about China or business.