Journalists Dismissed From Polish Public Radio Return to Work


27/09/2017

Polish journalists Wojciech Dorosz and Marcin Majchrowski were dismissed in December 2016 from Polish Radio for "disciplinary reasons”. This is another case of journalists dismissed on disciplinary grounds from public media outlets following the 2016 reform of Act on the National Media Council in Poland. Both journalists filed a labour court action against the dismissal. The decision taken by the court reintegrates the journalists in their positions at Polish Radio.

According to Dorota Glowacka - lawyer at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), that joined the proceedings - “this settlement agreements is, in a way, an act of admitting by the Polish Radio that the decision to dismiss the journalists was unfounded and wrong” and “a hope for other public media journalists” in Poland. 

The HFHR conducted the cases of these journalists with the support of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF).