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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
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Poland's register of pedophiles made public in populist move

The Polish Ministry of Justice introduced a public register of “the most dangerous rapists and pedophiles". Yet research shows that such lists are not only ineffective but also demoralizing.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
17 Jan 2018 Poland

Lawmakers allow abortion rights bill to collapse in Poland

A draft law from the Committee for Saving Women would have legalized abortion and provided ways to get free contraceptives and sex education. But liberal lawmakers couldn't be bothered to vote for it.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
11 Jan 2018 Poland

One woman’s battle against the most powerful politician in Poland

55-year-old Krystyna Malinowska sued Jarosław Kaczyński, the president of the ruling party PiS, who governs Poland from the political backstage. She is sick of being insulted by Kaczyński’s rhetoric and demands respect.
Anna J. Dudek recommended by Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
22 Dec 2017 Poland

Top Polish TV news channel fined 350,000 euros for doing its job

The National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), the body designed to protect the freedom of speech, has imposed a draconian fine on TVN for reporting on last year's parliamentary crisis. Here's why.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
19 Dec 2017 Poland
#Media in 2017: the year we drove bullies out of the industry 25-29 Dec 2017

#Media in 2017: the year we drove bullies out of the industry

Out of all the industries where sexual abusers were discovered, media is right up there with Hollywood in the leading role. Which could turn out to be exactly what we need to upgrade towards a more sustainable digital future. 
Weekly Hindsight by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

The writer who egged in vain

“Eggs are a classic weapon of protest. Throughout history, they were thrown at government cars, the symbols of central power.” explains activist and writer arrested last week.
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
13 Dec 2017 Poland

Poland tackles one of the most severe social inequalities in Europe

Since the turn of 1989, the share in the income of the richest group of Poles (1% of society) has doubled. Why is Poland one of Europe’s leaders in terms of inequalities?
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
11 Dec 2017 Poland

Poland on the brink of a catastrophic nurse shortage

According to OECD data from 2015, there are 5.2 nurses per thousand inhabitants in Poland. This places our country at the very bottom of the EU. Switzerland is at the top of the list (17.9), followed by our German neighbors (13.3).
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
6 Dec 2017 Poland

Janusz Waluś -- murderer, neo-fascist, racist and idol of the alt-right

The National-Radical Camp (ONR), an extreme nationalist movement, organizes a tournament of  indoor soccer to commemorate Janusz Waluś. The only thing their idol is famous for is killing a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
5 Dec 2017 Poland

Polish Post withholds packages with abortion pills

Since the end of October, no packages containing Misoprostol or Mifepristone sent by organizations helping Polish women, have been delivered. For unknown reasons, the Polish Post fails to register them.
Martyna Kraus recommended by Martyna Kraus Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
29 Nov 2017 Poland

Only in Poland  -- media mogul priest receives government funding to fight crime

The foundation of Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, media tycoon and key ally to Poland's current ruling party, received 600 thousand zlotys (140 thousand euros) to combat crime. Meanwhile, organizations that actually deal with the problem received nothing.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
28 Nov 2017 Poland
Meet the four women challenging Europe to change 20-24 Nov 2017

Meet the four women challenging Europe to change

Interviews turn up the volume on voices that should be better heard. Four powerful interviews with women who may just change history were recommended to Newsmavens this week. Here’s what they made us think about.
Weekly Hindsight by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland

In Poland childbirth has to hurt 

Giving birth in Poland is associated with an enormous amount of stress and pain. So much so, that some women leave hospitals with post traumatic stress disorder.
Anna J. Dudek recommended by Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
22 Nov 2017 Poland

Want to protect a national forest? Be prepared to get naked at a police station

The Polish government ordered the logging of one of the oldest forests in Europe. 24 activists, who oppose it, were detained and forced to undress and withstand inappropriate comments of the police officers. 
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
21 Nov 2017 Poland

Poland may soon face sanctions from the EU

A resolution was passed on Wednesday which includes the decision to launch Article 7 of the EU treaty. Often referred to as an "atomic option", the article opens the door to imposing sanctions on a member state.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
17 Nov 2017 Poland

The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists

When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day

"May all of Poland sing with us -- f..k off refugees!", "White Europe!", or "Pedophiles, lesbians, gays – Poland is laughing at you" -- these slogans were heard and read during the march. This event is meant to celebrate my country’s independence.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

Abortion fight in Poland. Round 3

The Catholic Church, which keeps the Polish government on a short leash, demands a ban on abortion. In search of an excuse to do it, the government turns to the Constitutional Tribunal.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland

When transparency goes only one way

Poles are given one week to weigh in on an important new transparency bill. The message, and the bill, are clear -- the government doesn't want feedback, it wants more power.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland

How can history help us now?

Are we doomed to repeat history’s greatest mistakes? In an opinion piece for Gazeta Wyborcza, Anne Applebaum implies that there’s no getting around it. It’s happening right now in Russia, China, Germany and the US. Do you see it in your country too?
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
6 Nov 2017 Poland
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