Category: Opinion Story

Prominent “Foreign Policy” spreads a hoax, “made in Poland” – PMI responds

Prominent “Foreign Policy” spreads a hoax, “made in Poland” – PMI responds

Dear Editors, Somewhat ironically your correspondent’s one-sided and blinkered perspective is a form of revisionism masquerading as insight (Foreign Policy, February 12, 2019, by Mateusz Mazzini, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology). The suggestion in the headline is also absurd: “Poland’s Historical Revisionism Is Pushing It Into Moscow’s Arms.” Come again? “Following…

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Israeli Haaretz manipulates historical data

Israeli Haaretz manipulates historical data

In an offensive story falsely accusing the Auschwitz‑Birkenau Memorial and Museum of rewriting history, the Israeli daily Haaretz misquoted the historical data of a renowned Polish historian Szymon Datner: “However, Polish-Jewish historian Szymon Datner estimated Polish people directly caused the murder of 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust by handing them over to Nazis, informing authorities where they were…

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Anti-Polish Israeli media network Arutz Sheva distorts the history of Polish-Jewish relations – a Polish response from Chicago

Anti-Polish Israeli media network Arutz Sheva distorts the history of Polish-Jewish relations – a Polish response from Chicago

Daniel Grynglas, a Polish-Jewish writer and a pro-Israeli activist living in San Jose, California, tries to forge a co-operation between Poland and Israel. Unfortunately, his “Can Israel make common cause with Poland?” strikes the wrong tone and distorts the history of Polish-Jewish relations. Polish Media Issues has asked Jan Peczkis, a Polish-American activist from Chicago to comment on…

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Associated Press and the Nazis – Political reporting and propaganda

Associated Press and the Nazis – Political reporting and propaganda

By Chris Jeżewski (UK) and Marek Błażejak (Germany) The news services of international agencies like Associated Press and Reuters reach the desks of thousands of journalists around the world. Therefore they have a significant impact on how events are perceived by the public.  Misleading and inaccurate reporting inevitably causes a misperception of events and can trigger hostile attitudes towards a person, institution or a state that was…

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Letarg polskiej dyplomacji w Niemczech

Letarg polskiej dyplomacji w Niemczech

Kilka dni temu polskie media obiegła wiadomość, że niemiecki Federalny Trybunał Sprawiedliwości oddalił pozew mecenasa Lecha Obary walczącego o należyte przeprosiny od niemieckiej telewizji ZDF za użycie w 2013 r. szkalującego sformułowania „polskie obozy zagłady Majdanek i Auschwitz”. Sąd w Karlsruhe uzasadnił oddalenie pozwu obowiązującą w Niemczech wolnością słowa. Niemieccy sędziowie orzekli, zgodnie z Artykułem…

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The British “Open Democracy” insinuates “unsettling denialism” in the Polish anti-defamation law

The British “Open Democracy” insinuates “unsettling denialism” in the Polish anti-defamation law

In the libelous article “The unsettling denialism in Poland’s ‘National Remembrance’ Law” its author, Dan Davison, an activist of the Labour Party and PhD student (Sociology) claims that the Polish government and Polish people want to “reinforce the notion that no sections of either the Polish state or nation collaborated with the Nazis, or that if any…

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