The meeting of the National Media Council scheduled for January 2 has been canceled. A former Left MP and member of the committee pointed out that he wanted to ask about Jan Pietrzak’s scandalous statement.
A meeting of the National Media Council was to be held on Tuesday, January 2. Former Left MP and Council member Marek Rutka announced that it had been canceled.
“I am extremely sorry because I wanted to ask about the well-being of the majority of the Council after the scandalous statement by Pietrzak, TVP Info’s pet during the PiS government,” he wrote.
Jan Pietrzak “joked” about migrants
This is about Jan Pietrzak’s statement broadcast on Sunday on Republika TV. – I have a cruel joke with these immigrants that they count on Poles being prepared because we have barracks. We have barracks for immigrants: in Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Stutthof. We have a lot of barracks built here by the Germans, he said.
The words caused widespread outrage. A day later, Krzysztof Luft, a member of the TVP program council, commented on them. “In connection with Jan Pietrzak’s shameful statement on TV Republika, I sent a complaint to the National Broadcasting Council against the broadcaster of this program. I also encourage you to do the same,” he said in an entry published on X (formerly Twitter).
Luft pointed to a violation of Art. 18 of the Broadcasting Act, and specifically the provision prohibiting the dissemination of “content inciting hatred or violence, or discriminating on the basis of gender, race, skin color, ethnic origin”… He emphasized that the satirist’s statement should “arouse special objection ” because of Poland’s history during World War II.
In an interview with Gazeta.pl, Pietrzak claimed that he was not in favor of placing immigrants in former concentration camps and only wanted to criticize the policy pursued by Germany.
– It wasn’t me who said that, it was the Germans. They said they would send immigrants here to camps in Poland because they didn’t know where to keep them, he said.
The previous meeting of the National Media Council was also canceled.