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Poland activists urge people to think before ticking Catholic box in census

Campaigners hope more accurate picture of country’s makeup will challenge government narrative of near-universal Catholicism Activists in Poland are asking people to consider if they are truly Roman Catholic when filling out a national census, hoping a more accurate picture of the country’s makeup will challenge a government narrative of near-universal Catholicism. In the previous […]

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Polish activists embrace ‘equality jogging’ at Pride parades

Campaigners stage ‘solidarity workouts’ in protest against homophobic attacks Polish activists are set to embrace “equality jogging” at this summer’s Pride parades following the success of exercise sessions under rainbow flags in public spaces across the country as a show of defiance following a homophobic attack on members of an LGBTQ+ sports club. Two people […]

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Under cover of Covid, Poland is stifling free media – and all Europe should be worried | Timothy Garton Ash

A planned ‘coronavirus tax’ on revenues and attacks on foreign-owned media threaten to cut away democracy piece by piece Democracy dies in darkness. One of the European Union’s most fragile democracies, Poland, now faces the spectre of the night that falls when public service media have been turned into propaganda organs for a ruling party […]

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Poland accused of abandoning domestic violence victims

Government criticised over bill that will in effect withdraw country from key international convention Women’s rights activists and opposition MPs have accused the Polish government of abandoning victims of domestic violence as a bill that would in effect take the country out of a key international convention on violence against women moved through parliament. A […]

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Adam Zagajewski obituary

Poet and leading voice of Poland’s Generation of ’68, who wrote ‘to understand the world’ The poet Adam Zagajewski, who has died aged 75, was one of the leading voices of Poland’s Nowa Fala (new wave), also known as the Generation of ’68 – a loose group of poets who opposed the corruption of language […]

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