Ruling party backs off proposed media curbs
WARSAW | Poland’s president says he has received a pledge from leaders of the populist ruling party that they won’t introduce restrictions on media access in parliament, a plan that had sparked days of bitter protests.
It appeared to be a victory for the political opposition and the civic activists who have staged protests since Friday.
President Andrzej Duda, who hails from the populist ruling party and remains aligned with it, said the party had “good intentions” when it announced last week that it planned to include various restrictions that would have limited the access journalists. He said the plan was only intended to help journalists organize their work better.