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Poland: Thousands Rally Against New Law Curtailing Press Freedom

HeadlineJan 11, 2016

In Poland, thousands of people rallied across the country Saturday to protest a crackdown on press freedom. A new law in Poland allows the treasury minister to appoint and fire the heads of public television and radio broadcasters. In Warsaw, protest organizers said democracy is at stake.

Mateusz Kijowski: “We are meeting because media freedom is in danger, and so is democracy. Media is an important safety tool. If media can’t monitor those in power, public opinion will not know what they are doing. So we came here to show how important for us free media is.”

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