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.

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https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/jan/28/gdansk-second-world-war-museum-delay-patriotism-poland

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

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/dec/24/poland-nunnery-saved-by-farming-christmas-carp

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

http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2016-07/homosexualitaet-afghane-nemat-sadat-attentat-orlando-psyche/komplettansichtnemat-tie-cr

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:

http://panorama.tvp.pl/15812973/17072014-1800

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

 

 

 

Four years afte…

Four years after the plane crash in Smolensk in which many members of the Polish political elite, including president Lech Kaczyński, died, Poland is still divided over the reasons of the catastrophe. My text for die Welt about the reasons of this deep divide.

http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article126770672/Kaczynskis-Partei-spricht-von-Explosionen-an-Bord.html

My report from the Polish-Ukrainian border

My report from the Polish-Ukrainian border for “Die Welt” (in German): http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article125867372/Ich-werde-meine-Soehne-nicht-in-den-Krieg-schicken.html

Some 600 kilometers from Kiev, people worry about money and make their living by smuggling small amounts of cigarettes and vodka. This text is about their concerns.

A man from Medyka