Stories about Poland from March, 2010
In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day we profile several women based around the world who use technology to to make government more transparent and accountable.
Here is how Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop explains a mock deal that he has offered to the newly-elected Ukrainian president: “The point is to show the absurdity of the [Stepan Bandera] debate: almost everybody from Moscow to Warsaw to Edmonton has an opinion on Bandera (who was killed more...
Tomek and Weronika have always been keen volunteers, despite their young age. Last year, they started Dream Mail, a charity campaign that promotes writing letters and postcards to seriously ill children.
A discussion of the newest book about the life and work of journalist Ryszard Kapuściński has reached the UK, the United States and other regions of the world. Sylwia Presley reviews reactions in the Polish blogosphere.
Sylwia Presley writes about a fundraising campaign launched by four prominent Polish bloggers to help Paula Pruska, who has been documenting her fight with cancer on her blog.
Last year, two Wroclaw students signed a petition asking the headmaster to remove religious symbols from their school building - but he refused. The minister of education called these students "spoiled brats" - and they are suing him now. Magda Pilat reports on Polish bloggers' reactions.
Earlier this year, the Polish PM met with Polish bloggers to discuss the government's proposal to introduce the Registry of Banned Websites and Services. The result was the withdrawal of the above-mentioned proposal. The threat of any restrictions on the Polish web kicked off a series of creative reactions to the issue.
Lenka is a joyful 5-year-old and Paula is an interior design student in her early twenties. You wouldn’t think that they have anything in common but they do. They both have cancer and they both have blogs describing their fight with the disease.