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Polish Parliament Lifts Media Ban; Opposition Demands More to Ease Crisis

Poland's lower house of parliament lifted a temporary ban on media access Tuesday in an effort to defuse anti-government protests that have paralyzed the assembly, but the opposition said more still needed to be done. The clampdown on media access planned by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party is among a raft of measures its critics say have eroded the independence of the media and the judiciary. Fears of an authoritarian drift in Poland have brought thousands of...

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