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Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Germany/Poland

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2007
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On June 26, the national German daily Die Tageszeitung published a story headlined "Young Polish Potatoes" that criticized Polish President Lech Kacynski and his brother, Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kacynski, for their conservative policies. President Kacynski demanded an apology from the German government for the article, but German officials refused. Prime Minister Kacynski warned that relations between the countries would be damaged, according to international press reports.

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