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As populists hold on to power in Poland, press freedom fears rise | Media | Al Jazeera

Journalists are worried about the ruling PiS party’s vague pre-election pledge to usher in ‘new media order’. Poland‘s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a convincing victory in the general elections on Sunday, winning around 45 percent of the votes cast. The re-election of the conservative-nationalist group, founded and led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has …

Ex-diplomats urge Trump to pressure Poland on rule of law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of former Polish ambassadors are telling President Donald Trump that Poland’s democracy is at risk and urging him to pressure the country’s populist government during a coming visit to respect human rights and stop flouting the constitution. “Mr. President, you are coming to a country …

Was Polish scandal a Russian test for US election tampering?

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — High-ranking Polish politicians used a side door to get to the VIP section of Sowa & Przyjaciele, a posh Warsaw restaurant. Sealed off from other patrons, government ministers and lawmakers felt free to speak their minds while enjoying continental cuisine and wine at taxpayer expense. But …