Polish: Polska [ˈpɔlska]), officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska, listen ), is a country in Central Europe,bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 71st largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world, the 8th most populous country in Europe and the sixth most populous member of the European Union, as well as the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions.

The establishment of a Polish state can be traced back to 966, when Mieszko I, ruler of a territory roughly coextensive with that of present-day Poland, converted to Christianity. The Kingdom of Poland was founded in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a longstanding political association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by signing the Union of Lublin. This union formed the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, one of the largest and most populous countries of 16th and 17th-century Europe. The Commonwealth ceased to exist in the years 1772–1795, when its territory was partitioned among Prussia, the Russian Empire, and Austria. Poland regained its independence (as the Second Polish Republic) at the end of World War I, in 1918.

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Classical music: Ivan Rebroff, the record-breaker who could go from bass to soprano

Irish Independent 27 Feb 2021
The irony was that Ivan Rebroff — real name Hans-Rolf Rippert — wasn’t Russian at all, but was born in Berlin, in 1931, to a German father and a mother who came from a part of Prussia that is now in Poland.
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Belarus jails journalists for two years over protest coverage

Urdu Point 18 Feb 2021
... of neighbouring Poland called for "an amnesty" ... Bakhvalova and Chultsova, who work for the Poland-based television channel Belsat, were detained filming a rally in November in support of a protester the opposition believes died at the hands of Lukashenko's security services.
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Belarus court sentences two journalists to two years in prison: report

Urdu Point 18 Feb 2021
Poland-based opposition television station Belsat reported that the journalists, Katerina Bakhvalova, 27, and Daria Chultsova, 23, had been ...
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Belarus seeks prison time for journalists in protest trial

Urdu Point 17 Feb 2021
The two journalists for Poland-based opposition television station Belsat were detained in November while filming a rally in support of a killed anti-government protester ... On the third hearing of their trial Wednesday in the capital Minsk, the prosecution asked that they receive two years behind bars, Belsat said ... ....
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Opponent of Belarusian president faces 15 years in jail as trial begins

Metro USA 17 Feb 2021
Who is AOC? With US Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Schneps Connects. https.//podcasts.schnepsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/mp3-Schneps-Connects-AOC.mp3. Subscribe.. RSS iTunes Spotify Stitcher ... Babariko’s trial coincided with separate proceedings against two journalists from the Poland-based television channel Belsat in Minsk ... .
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Poland rethinks media tax amid EU and US concern for press freedom

The Irish Times 16 Feb 2021
Poland’s nationalist government has decided ... Privately-owned newspapers, television stations and news websites in Poland halted coverage and displayed black screens and front pages last Wednesday to denounce tax plans they regard as a government attempt to silence critical voices.
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Belarusian Police Raids Homes of Journalists, Human Rights Activists

Voa News 16 Feb 2021
... � ... � ... He denies electoral fraud. � ... � ... �. "They look for 'criminals' in their parents' homes ... �. The raids came on the same day as the ongoing trial of two journalists from the Poland-based television channel Belsat in Minsk, who face up to three years in prison for reporting live from the protests. � ... �. � .
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Belarusian police raid homes of journalists, human rights activists

New York Post 16 Feb 2021
More On.. belarus. Belarus leader vows to defeat foreign-backed ‘rebellion’ ... Belarus to hold referendum on constitutional changes ... Reuters ... The raids came on the same day as the ongoing trial of two journalists from the Poland-based television channel Belsat in Minsk, who face up to three years in prison for reporting live from the protests.
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Polish blackout protest in private media over tax plan

BBC News 10 Feb 2021
Poland's nationalist government says the aim is to raise money for the National Health Fund, and for culture, struggling with the coronavirus epidemic ... The proposal has increased concerns about the fate of media pluralism in Poland ... The government says there's too much foreign-owned media in Poland ... More stories from Poland..
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Polish media stage blackout over advertising tax they say will harm press freedom

The Times/The Sunday Times 10 Feb 2021
Poland woke up to a virtual press and television blackout today as large independent media outlets staged a 24-hour protest over a tax they say will stifle press ...
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Russia brands Navalny team as ‘traitors’

The News International 10 Feb 2021
"They slip some sanctions lists, beg for money and talk about how they will make our people worse off," she said in an interview broadcast on state-run television ... He said they also named the head of Russian state bank VTB Andrey Kostin and television executive Konstantin Ernst, among others.
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Polish-media tax plan sparks protest and US, EU criticism

Indian Express 10 Feb 2021
With blacked out or blank television screens, front pages and web portals, Poland’s private media companies protested against plans to implement a new advertising tax they say is a disguised government attempt to muffle criticism ... Poland.
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