Press: Poland Does the Best It Can

How to follow the Pope's visit: with good will and credit cards

Reporting from Poland under martial law can present difficulties. Access to officials is limited, contacts with citizens are often monitored, and authorities sometimes react strongly to reporters who displease them. Last year officials temporarily lifted the credentials of a New York Times correspondent; in January the government expelled a U.P.I. reporter on charges of obtaining military intelligence and denied a visa to a BBC correspondent to protest statements made in a documentary.

Thus news organizations had every reason to worry about...

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