Protesters block Polish parliament over media freedom

Protesters block Polish parliament over media freedom

Thousands of Warsaw residents joined in a spontaneous protest in front of Poland’s parliament against a plan by the conservative ruling party to limit reporters’ access to legislators. Mobilized by the civic movement, the Committee for the Defense of Democracy, or KOD, the crowd on Friday waved white-and-red national flags and chanted “Free media!” in […]

Poland wants jail time for reference to ‘Polish death camps’

Poland wants jail time for reference to ‘Polish death camps’

Poland’s rightwing government on Tuesday said it would seek fines or jail terms of up to three years against anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish. A legislative amendment to approve the proposal has to be approved by parliament and signed by the president, but a green light is expected from both. […]

Polish Architect Builds World’s Thinnest House

Polish Architect Builds World’s Thinnest House

Polish architect Jakub Szczesny claims to have built the world’s narrowest house, just 122 centimetres across. The house is squeezed into an alleyway formed between a pre-World War II house and a modern apartment at Chlodna 22 Street and Zelazna 74 Street in the centre of Warsaw. The project is called the Keret house – […]