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One of the signs held by Polish protesters who gathered in front of the BBC's New York office on Sixth Avenue to speak out against alleged defamation of Poland on the part of the broadcaster. (Photo by Witold Rosowski via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Protesters Allege BBC Defamation

Eastern European, History, Media November 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Nowy Dziennik reports that Polish protesters held a rally against the BBC in New York alleging the media company distorts Polish history in its programming, including a German TV mini-series that smears the soldiers of the Polish resistance movement in World War II.

The Polish Consulate is leading complaints against The New York Times over an obituary that used phrasing similar to "Polish concentration camps," a phrase that many in the community are rallying to eliminate from usage in the media. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons license)

Polish Consulate Objects to Use of ‘Concentration Camp’ in NYT

Eastern European, History, Media October 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

In the continuing fight to eradicate the term “Polish concentration camp” from media outlets, Nowy Dziennik reports that the Consulate General of Poland in New York has voiced a complaint to The New York Times over an obituary that used similar phrasing.

Polish-Americans Debate Obama’s ‘Polish Death Camp’ Gaffe

History, In the News, Politics June 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

As was widely reported last week, a gaffe by President Barack Obama in which he referred to a “Polish death camp” infuriated Poles and Polish-Americans. Poles have argued that the phrase is misleading because camps such as Auschwitz and Treblinka were run by Germany. New York’s Polish community was abuzz about the incident, The Polish-language newspaper Nowy Dziennik reported.

AP Stylebook has eliminated phrases like "Polish concentration camps" and "Polish death camps" from its stylebook.

Update: Associated Press Bans Phrase ‘Polish Concentration Camps

Eastern European, In the News February 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Many in the Polish community have rallied against use of the phrases “Polish concentration camps” and “Polish death camps” in the media, arguing that those terms imply that the killing was carried out by the Polish, not by Nazi Germany. The Associated Press recently updated its widely-used stylebook, instructing journalists to not use the terms.

Polish concentration camps” in CNN and NPR

Eastern European, In the News, New York October 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

This time it was National Public Radio and CNN who used the defamatory statement “Polish concentration camps.” The unfortunate phrase was used in reports on the reopening in Germany of hundreds of investigations into suspected Nazi camp guards. The decision to reopen the investigations is connected with the trial ofRead More

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

A celebration of Bangladeshi independence in The Bronx; local and national South Asian demographic shifts in the last decade; an organizing hub for the “Save the G Train” campaign; and more frustrations over the term “Polish death camps.”

Stefan Komar led a demonstration against the use of the term "Polish Concentration Camps" outside News Corporation last year.

Voices in Focus: Fake Signatures Sink Petition to Extend Little Italy Fest

Crime, Culture, Health, Media, Opinion February 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

An update on the controversial request to extend Little Italy’s San Gennaro festival; the latest on the trails of soldiers accused of tormenting Pvt. Danny Chen; an Associated Press clarification fails to appease critics; and a plea to black mothers.