Rola radia, portali internetowych oraz mediów społecznościowych tworzonych przez Polaków na Litwie w kształtowaniu tożsamości narodowej
The role of radio, internet portals and social media created by Poles in Lithuania in shaping the national identity of the Polish minority
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Since the early 1990s, the process of building a national identity among Polish minorities living on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania has clearly intensified. On the one hand, new Polish media initiatives have recently appeared in the digital space, where, until recently, the Polish community has not been widely represented. The first one is Wilnoteka - a multimedia web-based application, which uses the experience and materials of the television studio in Vilnius. Apart from Wilnoteka, Infopol has had an online versions of the daily Vilnius Kurier, Vilnius weekly and Vilnius Magazine for several years. In 2012 Delfi launched the project “Polish schools in Lithuania”, which resulted in a network of Internet portals building relationships between students and teachers in the Republic of Lithuania. Radio by the Neris has been one of the main centers of Polish thought and culture in Lithuania for over twenty years. It also operates several blogs and fanpages devoted primarily to Vilnius. However, the internet does not have professional media reaching to English speaking community of Polish origin who come from the present territory of the Republic of Lithuania and who live around the world. The editors of the Polish media pay attention to the fast expansion of Russian media in Lithuania and low activity of the Polish media. Therefore, we should consider what activities should be taken by the Polish authorities in order to form right conditions for the development of Polish television in Lithuania. Moreover, the media offer should be expanded and should include historical themes, for example the analysis of the fate of the Poles worldwide after 1945.
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