About me








About me

Welcome to Robert Stefanicki’s page.

I am a Polish journalist to "Gazeta Wyborcza" daily, accidental correspondent to Inter Press Service, sometimes a traveler, amateur photographer, and most recently an author of a non fiction book "Red Tibet" (Czerwony Tybet) published in late 2014.

Most of my professional life - since 1996 - I have been working for „Gazeta Wyborcza”, the largest daily paper in Poland, as a specialist on Middle East, South Asia and Far East.

Meanwhile got a job of foreign affairs editor in new Polish daily „Polska”, published in cooperation with London „Times”. Then, after several years of freelancing (writing for major weekly magazines and daily papers, like "Newsweek Polska" and "Tygodnik Powszechny") - back to "Gazeta Wyborcza" again.

Once in a while I write artices for IPS about human rights, environmental and development issues - you find them here. Also contributed to Polish „Quarterly of International Affairs” and an American monthly „World Press Review’’. Click here to find my example report from Baghdad, three months after the war, in English. Not least, my portfolio includes travel reports with pictures.


Among my humble achievements are

* Amnesty International award for human rights publications from Iraq,

* Nomination to Beata Pawlak Award, being granted for „journalism promoting rapprochement of different cultures”,

* In 2010 found myself among the winners of the competition for development bloggers organized by European Journalism Centre in Brussels. You can read my posts here.

* In 2013 granted Afykas award for engagement in the dialogue with Africa.

In a free time I do scuba-diving, skiing, sailing, scrabbling and movie-watching.


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