Poland scraps proposed media restrictions in wake of street protests

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Plan to stop journalists mingling with lawmakers in the halls of parliament and film sessions had prompted large protests

Polands president says he has received a pledge from leaders of the populist ruling party that they wont 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. It is the second time that the ruling populist Law and Justice party has stepped back from disputed measures due to street protests.

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