Eye-witnesses thanks to whom we learn the truth about the most dramatic events - Russia's attack on Ukraine has very much reminded us of the role of war correspondents. You will hear more about the backstage of that job from Wojciech Bojanowski and Marcin Wyrwał, journalists working for TVN24 and Onet.
Wojciech Bojanowski - head of the TVN24 Special Projects Team, reporter for TVN Facts, TVN24 and TVN Superwizjer. He has reported on armed conflicts, including the war in Ukraine since its inception in 2014. As a reporter, he has also covered conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya and brought viewers closer to relief operations after natural disasters - during the floods in Poland in 2010, the tsunami in the Philippines in 2013, the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015, in Italy in 2016, the rescue operation in the Tham Luang cave in Thailand.
Born in 1984 and raised in Knurów, Upper Silesia. A graduate of Journalism and Social Communication at the Jagiellonian University, he has worked for TVN for more than a dozen years, having previously worked for TVP, TVP2, and Polsat and published reports in Duży Format and Newsweek Polska.
During his career, he visited 53 countries, where he prepared reports on current events and processes taking place in the modern world. He visited places in Europe and northern Africa experienced by terrorist attacks in recent years.
Since 2015, he has been working on the topic of migration, and in 2019 he made the documentary film Let It Sink, about the fate of migrants travelling on dinghies across the Mediterranean Sea. Laureate of many international film festivals, Journalist of the Year 2017, winner of the Teresa Torańska Award, the Andrzej Woyciechowski Award, winner of the Mediatory Award in the category InicjTOR and DetonaTOR, three-time winner of the Grand Press Award in the category Television Reportage for the materials Let It Sink, "Droga przez Piekło" [Eng. "A road through hell"] and "Śmierć w Komisariacie" [Eng. "Death at the police station"].
The publications on the death of Igor Stachowiak led to a dismissal of the provincial chief police in Lower Silesia and triggered a public debate on the risk of public officials exceeding their powers.
Marcin Wyrwał - journalist and war correspondent for Onet, reporting on the wars in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine (in 2014 and 2022). Author of a book on Maydan "...and our wrath will fall on their heads" and, together with Małgorzata Żmudka, of a book on the first phase of COVID-19 in Poland "The Extraordinary". He is an expert on the East.
The meeting with Wojciech Bojanowski and Marcin Wyrwał will take place on August 5, 2022, at 11:30 am.
The patron of the Academy of the Finest of Arts is mBank. The AFA meetings are hosted by the Onet.pl journalists. Among the guests of the Academy of the Finest of Arts announced so far are an expert on Iran Jagoda Grondecka, a Polish actor Marcin Dorociński, Krzysiek Sokołowski from the band Nocny Kochanek, and the creators of the film "Johnny" - a remembrance of Fr. Jan Kaczkowski (i.e. Dawid Ogrodnik, Maciej Kraszewski and Patryk Galewski).
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