On Wednesday many private polish media suspended news coverage in protest against a proposed media advertising tax which is a threat to media independence. Instead of articles we can see black front page with consistent message.
The protest is against a planned new advertising tax which is called by independence media a “systemic revenge”. They have no doubt that polish government wants to increase state control and is against journalistic values like freedom of speech.
“We strongly oppose the use of the epidemic as an excuse to introduce another new, exceptionally heavy burden on the media”- we can read in a letter signed by 45 media companies.