Pawel Piwowar
Pawel Piwowar
Name
Pawel Piwowar
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Country
Poland
Specialist subject
Eastern and Central Europe
Motto
Manager of educational and media projects at Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation and a freelance journalist published at Newsweek US, FEE.org and Euromaidan Press. His interests focus on the cultural, economical and political issues of Central and Eastern Europe.

Socially liberal, fiscally conservative, pragmatically pro-EU and radically pro-Ukrainian.
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Can a map be a tool of propaganda?

Can a map be a tool of propaganda?

Presenting Crimea as a Russian land on a map is a trick of the Russian propaganda that even pro-Ukrainian people fall for.   In March 2014, Russian troops - disguised as members of “local militia” - invaded the Crimean peninsula and Russia soon annexed it via setting up an ad-hoc, unfair and internationally unrecognized referendum. The act was instead named by the vast majority…

Should libertarians look up to Putin's Russia?

Should libertarians look up to Putin's Russia?

There is more freedom in Russia than in the EU. Russia is not perfect, but is EU really better? Running a business is easier in Russia, cause the EU regulations don’t reach there. As surprising as it might seem, I didn’t take these statements from the website of RT, Sputnik, or any other propaganda outlet of Kremlin. Neither did they come from the facebook page of AfD, National…

Is it okay to hate your own country?

Is it okay to hate your own country?

Hating your country is an act of patriotism. The first democratic country in the post-communist bloc, which is now at the forefront of authoritarianism in Europe. A country whose Independence Day is the saddest event of the year. A country aiming to be the leader of the region, yet doing everything to achieve precisely the opposite. A country whose people stood up to two totalitarianisms, yet…

In the age of the information warfare, everybody is a soldier

In the age of the information warfare, everybody is a soldier

That profile pic filter on Facebook might be more meaningful than you think. Recently, in a facebook group of a Polish political party, someone concerned with the fate of Russian citizens suffering from their government's crackdown on civil liberties, asked what the Polish people can do to improve freedom in Russia. “We will do nothing - unless you think sending letters and signing…

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