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Kasia Odrozek

A native of Poland, Kasia studied law and cultural science in Germany and currently lives in Berlin building a media technology startup for audio. Previously she worked as Advisor and Product Manager for Wikimedia Germany, an organisation promoting open knowledge and supporting Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. She is passionate about media, technology and digital rights activism. Kasia tweets at @kaodro.

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Latest posts by Kasia Odrozek

13 October 2016

New Abortion Ban Proposals in Poland Mean the ‘Black Protest’ Movement Isn't Over Yet

"I am counting on another Black Protest against the barbaric statement of Kaczyński who wants to create a hell. A protest that will defeat him."

4 October 2016

Women in Poland Go on ‘Black Monday’ Strike Against Proposed Abortion Ban

"I demonstrated today, because I just can't accept the new proposals of the abortion law in Poland. If they go through, the will destroy women's bodies, minds and souls."

2 October 2016

Polish Pro-Choice Protest Movement Prepares Nationwide Strike on “Black Monday”

On October 3 many women in Poland will not be at their work stations, and housewives will leave domestic chores undone.

25 September 2016

Polish Lawmakers Move Forward With a New Abortion Ban That Critics Say Will Be ‘Hell for Women’

Poland's “Black Protest” movement picks up steam, after lawmakers vote to proceed with legislation that will criminalize abortions in nearly all circumstances, threatening women and doctors with prison.

23 September 2016

Poles Dress in Black to Protest Legislation That Would Mean a Near Total Ban on Abortions

Thousands of Poles share photos of themselves dressed in black to protest against legislation that would criminalize almost all kinds of abortion and toughen the country's already severe anti-abortion laws.

23 May 2016

Global Voices Interviews Activists From ‘Defense of Democracy’ Committee Who Say Poland Is in Peril

The Committee for the Defense of Democracy accuses the Polish government of destroying the country's democratic foundations. So what now? Global Voices talks to three of the movement's figures.

21 January 2016

‘Hands Off Our Privacy': Polish Citizens Speak Out Against Surveillance Law

Poland's parliament adopted a surveillance law that would give authorities fast access to citizens' Internet and telecommunication usage data, without prior approval from a judge.

25 March 2013

Attention! Baby on Board: An Interview With a Travelling Blogger Family

An interview with The Family Without Borders: Anna and Thomas Alboth, parents, travellers and bloggers, who've been around the Black Sea and around Central America with their two small daughters.

26 August 2012

Poland: Interview with Adam Dobrzynski, GV Translator and Heavy Metal Musician

An interview with Adam Dobrzynski, a member of the heavy metal band "Wanderer" and a translator for GV Poland.

11 June 2012

Germany: Anti-ACTA Rally in Berlin – Signal to Politicians, Reminder to Citizens

"Don’t forget to be against ACTA" – with these half-humorous words organisers of the anti-ACTA protest closed the demonstration that took place on June 9 in Berlin. Kasia Odrozek reports.

1 May 2012

Italy: Future of News at Perugia International Journalism Festival

From April 25-29, Perugia, a charming city in the Italian region of Umbria became a vibrant meeting point for media enthousiasts and journalists from all over the world, with the...

15 February 2012

Poland: Gossip Portal Accuses Mainstream Media of ACTA Ignorance

A Polish gossip portal's take on the massive anti-ACTA protests has highlighted issues that are truly relevant for today's young people. Katarzyna Odrozek reports on the avalanche of reactions from...

25 January 2012

Poland: Government Will Sign ACTA Despite Massive Protest

Despite a massive Internet protest and controversies around the secret manner of negotiations, the Polish government will sign the anti-piracy agreement ACTA on January 26, as planned. Katarzyna Odrozek reports.

22 January 2012

Poland: Netizens Protest Government's Plan to Sign ACTA Next Week

With the world still talking about the aftermath of the SOPA/PIPA Blackout Day, Polish netizens are confronted with another backstabbing development in the fight for free Internet. Katarzyna Odrozek reports.

16 October 2011

Poland: Election Results Signal Imminent Generation Shift

Poland's parliamenary election results seemed to be a relief to many and a surprise to everybody. The current PM Donald Tusk has become the first Polish prime minister to be...

8 October 2011

Poland: Facebook Initiative Puts Pressure on Politicians

For the past two months, a Facebook initiative with more than 60,000 fans has been crowdsourcing ideas to improve Polish legislation. Ahead of the October parliamentary elections, the organizers promised...

31 July 2011

Poland: Smolensk Report Blames Both Polish and Russian Sides

On July 29, Poland presented its final report on the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which 96 people died, including the then president of Poland Lech Kaczynski. While putting the...

5 July 2011

Poland: Citizen Initiative for Complete Abortion Ban

Some 600,000 people have signed a petition in support of the draft amendment to Poland's abortion law intending to ban abortion in Poland without exceptions – even when the life...

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