Position of the Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne S.A. on the post on platform X by editor Maciej Miłosz
In connection with editor Maciej Miłosz’ post of 20 November 2023 on X social media platform relating to the article “Poland-South Korea. Armament marriage unconsummated” published in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, the Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne S.A. (hereinafter “the WZM”) present their position on the issue in question.
The President of the Management Board of the WZM had a telephone conversation with editor Maciej Miłosz after reading the article “Poland-South Korea. Armaments marriage unconsummated” in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, as she considered the content therein concerning the arms industry, including companies from the Polish Armament Group, to be far from reliable.
Once again, the President offered the editor an opportunity to visit the plant he covered.
In the light of his history of declining invitations, she asked if perhaps he was expecting a paid assignment. It was unfortunate that Mr Maciej Miłosz, the editor, had misrepresented reality.
Furthermore, it should be noted that whenever any member of the press or media approached the Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne S.A. with a question, the answers were provided immediately. The problem arises when, as in the article “Poland-South Korea. Armaments marriage unconsummated” by M. Miłosz, he presents Polish companies in a bad light without bothering to ask the other side, as journalistic integrity would require.
The conversation between Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne S.A.’s President and editor Maciej Miłosz was witnessed by other members of the company’s staff, i.e. the Commercial Director, the Director of the Management Office and the Head of the Secretariat, the Assistant to the President.