The rise and fall of Women’s Strike movement in Poland

Last year – in October – I took to the streets every day to protest against the barbaric ban on abortion. I remember the protests as being very numerous but, despite the large number of people, peaceful. What were my reasons for protesting? As a liberal, living in the capital and with a very supportive […]

The end of freedom of speech in Poland? The Lex TVN case

In August 2021, the party currently governing Poland, the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS), introduced an amendment to the Polish Broadcasting Act. The amendment keeps companies outside the European Economic Area (EEA) from owning more than 49% of the stakes in Polish radio and television stations. The law, now informally called ‘Lex TVN,’ is believed to be […]

This is War

Thursday, October 22, 2020. On this day, Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortions for fetal abnormalities violate the country’s Constitution, which means – imposing a near-total ban in a country that already had one of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. Julia Przyłębska, the tribunal president, said that allowing abortions in fetal abnormalities “denies the respect […]

Random Radio Show #14: Slovakia vs. Poland

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Random Radio Show #14: Slovakia vs. Poland
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We will fight !!! Random Radio Show is divided. Friends turned into the foes. Music and language battle. Five rounds full of music and “trash talk” ? Take your popcorn and enjoy the ?

In Touch – Between Black Mirror and real life

Between popular Netflix series Black Mirror and real life, director Paweł Ziemilski takes us to a universe in which people connect to each other only through Skype and video conferencing. The documentary is called ‘In Touch’, and had its first screening in Greece at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, where it was awarded with the ‘Human […]

Rythm of Europe – Pimba vs Disco Polo

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Brace yourself for the battle of the century! In this podcast two of the most kitschy musical genres will face each other – Polish ‘disco polo’ and Portuguese ‘pimba.’ Which one of them will win a title of the most trashy music in the history? For the answer listen to our podcast!