Pro-Kremlin media still alive and well in Poland: report
PR dla Zagranicy
Media outlets broadcasting pro-Kremlin propaganda are rife in Europe, including Poland, according to a report by the Gazeta Polska weekly.
“Russian propaganda in Poland has been present for many years and is increasing in strength depending on the political situation,” the weekly wrote.
Russian propaganda was already active in 1989, when Poland held its first partially free elections following decades of Soviet rule, the article said.
“Another offensive of mass propaganda followed the crash [of the presidential plane in 2010] in Smolensk [western Russia] and continues to this day.”
Gazeta Polska added that Russia invests “huge amounts of money” in delivering pro-Kremlin news in Poland.
The leader of the pack is Sputnik – a Kremlin-funded agency which broadcasts in English and Polish, among over a dozen other languages – Gazeta Polska reports.