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    Some 30 News Outlets to Protest Poland's Plan to Curb Media Access to Parliament

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    Almost 30 Polish media outlets on Friday are participating in the protest against the government's plan to restrict the work of journalists in the country's parliament building from January 1, 2017.

    WARSAW (Sputnik) — Polish authorities are planing to restrict access to some parts of the parliament building, as well as to limit the number of journalists accredited there. Protesting the plan, the staff of newspapers, internet outlets, broadcasters and radio stations have decided to abstain from covering the parliament activities on Friday altogether.

    Parliament's press service said that the main goal of the restrictions is to ensure security of the parliament and they will be only imposed after a serious consultation with the media.

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