Poland rips up school system in hasty reform – my article for euronews.com

Changes made in 1999 are being reversed as the government closes ‘unequal’ junior high schools. The change will result in the closure of some 7,000 schools and 10,000 teachers might lose their jobs.

You can read the full article by clicking here.


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Appearance on Polsat News

These past months have been fairly busy – so much so that I didn’t get a chance to update this website. I will be adding links to my recent appearances and articles soon. In the meantime, I’d like to share a link to my conversation with Polsat News 2. Together with professor Aleksander Stępień and Grzegorz Dobiecki, we discussed the Bundestag’s last session before the parliamentary election in Germany on Sept. 24.

Click here to watch the show

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Dispute over ‘patriotism’ delays opening of Gdańsk’s new war museum – my article for the Guardian

Poland’s conservative government has decided that the port city’s new landmark exhibiting the horrors of the second world war isn’t sufficiently nationalist. I visited the Museum before its official opening and reported about it for Britain’s leading newspaper.



Holy carp! My Christmas article in the Guardian

Just before Christmas, I had the pleasure of visiting 12 nuns in their abbey some 20 minutes away from Krakow. They are saving the place by farming carp. You can check out the story under the link below.5184.jpg


Women only debate on TVN 24 BiŚ on abortion

It’s a format hardly seen on television: four women debating women’s issues. I’m glad to have been invited and to be able to speak my mind on women’s rights, an issue I really care about.

Here’s a link to the program aired on October 21 (in Polish).


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My interview with Nemat Sadat, Afghanistan’s first openly gay man for die Zeit

Nemat Sadat is a gay right’s activist who had to flee Afghanistan because he’s gay. If you know a bit of German, you can read the full interview here. It was also my first piece for die Zeit.

photo courtesy of Nemat Sadat and out.com


TV appearances

I have been asked by Panorama, a news show of the Polish national television, to explain a few things concerning the Polish-German relations.

A link to the show from Jul 17 2014,  which, among other things, discussed Angela Merkel’s 60th birthday:


and a screenshot:

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Plus a screenshot from the previous show with my contribution about the Polish tape scandal and how the German media see the situation:panorama2