Social and political transformation followed by technological development, increased competition, convergence and the transnationalization of communications have had a huge impact on journalism and the level of its quality in Poland. The country adopted ethical standards and codes of journalistic conduct in the initial stage of transformation, but different studies have already shown that some of them have become too weak to react to current changes in society. This report evaluates the level of autonomy, professional standards and the impact of social change and technological development on the media system in Poland. The main objective is to examine current changes beyond traditional and innovative practices fostering accountability and transparency of media: Is there a special media accountability model for Polish journalism – and what are the perspectives for the future?

For more details see Michał Głowacki / Paweł Urbaniak (2011): Poland: Between Accountability and Instrumentalization. In: Tobias Eberwein / Susanne Fengler / Epp Lauk / Tanja Leppik-Bork (eds.): Mapping Media Accountability – in Europe and Beyond. Cologne: Herbert von Halem Verlag, pp. 131-141.

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