Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Poland
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Poland, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5676323.html [accessed 28 August 2014]|
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Andrzej Marek, editor-in-chief of the weekly Wiesci Polickie in the town of Police, was sentenced on January 12 to three months in prison on a charge of libeling a city council spokesman. The case stemmed from articles written in 2004 suggesting that the spokesman had used his position to promote his private advertising business, according to CPJ research. The Constitutional Tribunal, Poland's highest court, suspended the sentence the same month after a public outcry, according to international press reports.