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Nate Schenkkan

About Nate Schenkkan

Nate Schenkkan is Project Director for Nations in Transit, Freedom House’s annual report on democracy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Prior to joining Freedom House, he worked as a journalist in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, World Politics Review, Russia Analytical Digest, and Eurasianet.

PiS Uses Media Control to Bring Poland to Heel

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The crisis created by Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is nearing a boiling point. Having taken control of the Constitutional Tribunal last year, PiS is pushing new legislation through parliament that will place the rest of the judiciary firmly under the political control of the party’s majority in parliament. The European Commission is urgently examining whether it should an initiate an Article 7 proceeding against Poland for violations of fundamental rights. Continue reading PiS Uses Media Control to Bring Poland to Heel