Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland on the death of Karol Jakubowicz
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his sadness over the death, on 28 April, of prominent journalist and proffessor Karol Jakubowicz.
"Yesterday we lost a privileged mind, a man with vision and profound knowledge, the capacity to see beyond. During the last decades Karol Jakubowicz made a huge contribution to European media policy.
His work for the Council of Europe, where he was hugely respected and considered a friend, was invaluable. One of his last contributions was his analysis of how technological development has changed the media as we knew them, giving every individual - the people – a crucial role to play.
I wish to express my condolences to his family and friends."
During different periods Mr. Jakubowicz was Chairman of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Media Concentrations and Pluralism; of the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television; and of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services.