Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday

        Our World Tuesday Graphic                      

We were returning home along Lake Shore on Saturday when I snapped this photo from the car. I then learned it was a protest outside the Polish embassy situated in one of the lovely old homes bordering Lake Ontario very close to us.

Using my friend, Ms. Google, I learned that they were protesting against a decision by the Polish National Broadcasting Council to strip a Catholic TV station, TV Trwam, of its right to broadcast digitally for free. Protesters claimed the move was a blow to freedom of expression and an attempt to silence their conservative Catholic worldview. 

The protests began in Poland in September and there have been 157 demonstrations  organized in Poland and abroad. A march on  May 19 was scheduled in Paris.


  1. really nice photo, also great for posting at Shadow Shot Sunday

    much love...

  2. TV Trwam has met all requirements (financial and otherwise) for broadcasting on public channels, yet has been denied access. I do not watch programs produced by TV Trwam, however the current Polish government is becoming increasingly like the communist era censorship bureau. They fired the Chief Editor of a conservative weekly magazine "Uwazam Rze", because the articles often criticized the government, its policies, increased unemployment and economic regression. However, most of the journalists of that magazine quit the same day in protest against this oppressive move and shortly after formed its own magazine "Do Rzeczy".
    I often don't agree with the views subscribed to by TV Trwam or "Do Rzeczy", however I will repeat after Voltaire "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

  3. we are in different parts of the world but it seems people really like to rally :) cool shot.


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