- May 2, 2013
Another Polish media portals in Lithuania
“We share the news” – is a new motto of the redeveloped and extended portal of the Radio station “Znad Willi”. Another Internet information portal, L.24, has been recently created in the community of the Management of the Vilnius Region Council on the initiative of Valdemar Tomaševski, the leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL). The new portal of “Kurier Wileński”, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, will be also soon available to the Internet users.
With the arrival of spring, the new Polish media initiatives have also appeared, all of which are aimed at the Internet space, where the Vilnius Region and the Polish community so far have not been presented to enough wide audience. For one thing, it is due to the modernisation of the media, which so far has not been focused on the Internet environment (radio, press), for the another – the result of strengthening the Polish organized structures. Thus, the AWPL-ZPL community did not follow in footsteps of “Tygodnik Wileńczyzny” and did not extend its electronic version. Instead, it has taken the private regional initiative “Lietuvos valstybė”, creating a new editing on the basis of the already existing journalist data base.
The L24.lt portal, as the name itself implies, bets on broadcasting of the news non-stop in four languages (these are not language versions of exactly the same materials, as each of them is created separately). “We will be trying to broadcast as much positive information, directed to all the social groups of our society for the benefit of the country, as well as to the reinforcement of the agreement and the proper relations with our neighbour countries, as possible. This portal also aims at the expression of the relevant opinions on the most popular and controversial topics, as well as shaping the constructive level of discussion. We are willing to cooperate with all the Lithuanian media” – assures the director of L.24 portal, Wiktor Jusiel.
The Radio station “Znad Willi” is also developing its profile towards broadcasting the news. “Not only the logo, which stands for the waves of the River Neris, has undergone a change, but also the graphic design of the page. Our new motto is: »We share the news!«. On our web pages the Internet users will find the news not only from Lithuania and the whole world but also from Vilnius and the Vilnius Region as well. There will be also enough space for the wide-ranging comments” – declares ZW.lt portal.
“The discussed questions will be displayed in an objective way, presenting the variety of perspectives and opinions. We are not going to avoid difficult topics, also including the news concerning the Polish-Lithuanian relations. We will be to a great extent paying attention to the positive news. We are willing to connect all those who are on the lookout for the agreement above the divisions” – exclaims Mirosław Juchniewicz, the general director of the Radio “Znad Willi”.
Apart from “Wilnoteka”, another Internet portal – “Infopol” – has been present in the web for several years, displaying the electronic versions of the daily “Kurier Wileński”, the weekly “Tygodnik Wileńszczyzny” and the monthly “The Magazine of Vilnius”. The Polish section of the Lithuanian portal “Delfi” was created one year ago. There have been also numerous blogs and fan pages devoted entirely to the Vilnius Region and the Polish community in Lithuania.
On behalf of “Wilnoteka”, we would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to our colleagues working in L24.lt and ZW.lt portals – may they be successful, have plenty of readers, may the servers get frozen – owing to the amount of the news (hopefully only the positive news) and may the quantity be accompanied by the quality!!!
Tłumaczenie by Joanna Mirek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Joanna Mirek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.