Poles in hate speech campaign against German TV reporter
by Jane Whyatt
TV reporter Anne Dittert has been subjected to hate speech from senior Polish figures, including a vice president of the European Parliament, Ryszard Czarnecki, after making a documentary about the ruling PiS (Law and Justice) party and its attitude to criticism.
ADittert, Annette Dittert, CC BY-SA 4.0
Ms Dittert accompanied the Liberal MEP Roza von Thun on an exploration of the way the ruling party confronts criticism. They filmed street demonstrations and protests against the controversial reform of the justice system. To balance her report she also interviewed the editor of the pro-PiS newspaper Gazeta Polska.
Yet the screening of…