Piotr Pacewicz, born in 1953, is editor-in-chief of the research platform OKO.press. In the 1980s he was an editor at Tygodnik Mazowsze, one of the most important newspapers of the democratic underground opposition. Pacewicz was an assistant to the later Foreign Minister Bronisław Geremek at the Round Table talks in 1989 and for many years worked as the deputy head of the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. He initiated social campaigns such as “Rodzić po ludzku” (“Give birth humanely”), which campaigned for better conditions in maternity clinics. Pacewicz lives in Warsaw and Pupki, a village in north-eastern Poland.
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