About us

Freedom of expression, democracy, tolerance, human rights and equality… these are the parts of the Gazeta Wyborcza’s DNA.

For 30 years we have engaged in the most important social topics in the spirit of citizen journalism. And we will continue to do this. We have learned a lot about the importance of the free media recently. Hoping to support the development of independent journalism and reliable media coverage, we established the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation.

It is our intention to promote social initiatives and citizen projects along with all activities aimed at broadening journalistic freedom, upgrading the quality of journalism, developing education and critical thinking.

Our aim is cultural and educational work in journalism, art and culture in Poland and abroad, as well as the integration of the scientific, journalistic, arts and business communities in the most important topics of the modern world – peace, freedom, democracy and civil rights.

In 2022 the Foundation was awarded the Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Areas of our activity

independent journalism
human rights
culture and art

Operational field of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation:

organize courses, conferences and debates devoted to the development of independent media and reliable transfer of information
organize exhibitions and concerts, as well as cash and in-kind donations to implement the Foundation's goals
conduct and finance public opinion polls and collect signatures for petitions for change laws
finance and promote independent journalistic projects related to the Foundation's areas of work
provide access to reliable knowledge from around the world by publishing articles from major foreign media

The Foundation's Board and Council supervises the Foundation's program and its implementation


Jarosław Kurski President of the Board is Jarosław Kurski. First Deputy Editor-in-Chief of "Gazeta Wyborcza"

Foundation Council

Wojciech Bartkowiak Wojciech Bartkowiak
Chairman of the foundation council, Member of the Management Board of Agora S.A. Associated with Gazeta Wyborcza since 1991.
Grzegorz Piechota Grzegorz Piechota
longtime journalist of Gazeta Wyborcza, lecturer at the University of Oxford and the Harvard Business School
Anna Kryńska-Godlewska Anna Kryńska-Godlewska
member of the Management Board of Agora S.A, a manager with over twenty years of experience in managing capital investments
Adam Ringer Adam Ringer
economist and businessman, co-owner of the Green Caffe Nero cafe and Paragona company, which organizes work for doctors and nurses abroad
Peter Wolodarski Peter Wolodarski
Editor-in-Chief of Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s leading daily

Zespół fundacji

Piotr Stasiński Piotr Stasiński
journalist, editor, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza. Adviser to the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation
Jakub Kibitlewski Jakub Kibitlewski
student of American studies at Freie Universitaet Berlin and the New York University. In the Foundation he is the editor of News from Poland and the coordinator of the Editors School.
Danuta Kowalska-Molak Danuta Kowalska-Molak
accounting and financial project management specialist, graduate of the University of Warsaw and the Warsaw School of Economics in the field of tax fund administration. With Gazeta Wyborcza since 2006, in the Foundation she is the Head of Finances

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