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    195. birthday of “Gazeta Polska”

    Today marks the 195 anniversary since the first issue of “Gazeta Polska” appeared on the market. The title was brought to life at a time when our nation was oppressed by the partitioners. The magazine aimed to fight for the Polish society and did not let them forget about their identity. Nearly two centuries have passed, and the values of editors have remained the same.

    Freedom, independence, patriotism, integrity and commitment to tradition are some of the main values that have guided the editorial team of “Gazeta Polska” for nearly two centuries.


    Exactly 195 years ago – on December 1, 1826 – the first issue of the magazine was published. Its co-founders were Maurycy Mochnacki, one of the precursors of Polish Romanticism, a participant and chronicler of the November Uprising, and Ksawery Bronikowski, a political activist and publicist, a supporter of Hôtel Lambert politics. Henryk Sienkiewicz, Władysław Reymont, Bolesław Prus, Bolesław Lutomski, Jan Gadomski or Roman Dmowski were publishing in “Gazeta Polska”. 


    “Gazeta Polska” has always responded to the great need to awaken the spirit of the nation. Some people wanted to awaken that spirit, and some wanted to participate as readers. Despite the passage of 195 years, nothing has changed in this basic need,” says Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska” and “Gazeta Polska Codziennie”.


    “We carry out the mission under very different conditions. Today, they are not so difficult, because the ailments the courts cause us are nothing compared to what our predecessors, sentenced to prison in the 19th century, had to suffer. One thing remains the same. It is a service to free Poland,” notes Sakiewicz.


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