'Press freedom state of emergency' amid unfolding geopolitical crisis

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Poland is coming under criticism for a media black-out instituted on its border with Belarus since September. As a reaction to the increasing tensions and intimidation of reporters, the Media Freedom Rapid Response — which counts Article 19, the International Press Institute and European Federation of Journalists and Free Press unlimited — called the government to respect the free flow of information.

The crisis first erupted this summer, after thousands of asylum-seekers who traveled from the Middle East started appearing on the Poland-Belarus border. Since the beginning of the crisis 11 of them have reportedly died.

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