- April 20, 2019
Journalist of “Kurier Wileński” Won Prestigious Maciej Płażyński Award
Our editorial colleague, Secretary of the publishing house “Kurier Wileński” Ilona Lewandowska has recently won Maciej Płażyński Award for “discoveries and profound descriptions of the unknown yet moving stories of Polish heroes at the Borderlands”.
The award ceremony will take place on 8th June at the Emigration Museum in Gdynia.
Maciej Płażyński Award was initiated by the Press Club Polska, Jakub Płażyński, the Mayors of Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia, and the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. The prize is awarded every year for journalistic work completed in the preceding year.
The intention behind the award is to keep alive in the memory of Poles its patron and his actions. Maciej Płażyński was an anti-communist opposition activist, first non-communist governor of the Gdańsk Voivodship, Marshal of the Sejm and Vice-Marshal of the Senate, president of the Polish Community Association “Wspólnota Polska”, a man of “wide horizons and long-sighted views for Poland and for the world”.
Maciej Płażyński died in the Smolensk air crash on 10th April 2010.
Translated by Karolina Antos within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.