Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist focusing on the post-Soviet space.

Environment

'We're in crisis': The high price of deforestation in Afghanistan

Wood has long been a main energy source, which has diminished the country's forests, but things are changing.

'We're in crisis': The high price of deforestation in Afghanistan

Business & Economy

Why is Afghanistan unable to extract its vast mineral wealth?

Poor security, weak legislation and corruption plague mining in Afghanistan, investors and experts tell Al Jazeera.

Why is Afghanistan unable to extract its vast mineral wealth?

Afghanistan

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Worst drought in a decade highlights poor infrastructure, with drinking water, agriculture and livelihoods under threat.

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Poland

In Poland, the homeless and Chechen refugees form unlikely bond

Thanks to a Warsaw-based activist, friendship grows between marginalised communities without permanent homes.

In Poland, the homeless and Chechen refugees form unlikely bond

HIV

World Aids Day: Eradicating the stigma of HIV in Uzbekistan

In May 2017, Azima became the first person in Uzbekistan's history to publicly come out as HIV-positive.

World Aids Day: Eradicating the stigma of HIV in Uzbekistan

Europe

Polish officials march with nationalists on Independence Day

Around 200,000 attend march held by Polish government with nationalist groups on 100th anniversary of independence.

Polish officials march with nationalists on Independence Day

Poland

Warsaw mayor bans far-right Independence Day march

Poland president calls for official state march along the same route that the far-right march was to take place.

Warsaw mayor bans far-right Independence Day march

Uzbekistan

On the reform path: Uzbekistan opens up after years of isolation

After death of President Islam Karimov, who ruled for decades, government attempts to be more transparent and fair.

On the reform path: Uzbekistan opens up after years of isolation

Europe

Far-right German NGO visits Syria, tells refugees to return

Alternative Help Association says Syria, where more than 500,000 have been killed, is a safe country to return to.

Far-right German NGO visits Syria, tells refugees to return

Environment

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

A Soviet-era story explains how the Aral Sea became a ship graveyard. Young Uzbeks are now trying to revive the water.

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

Poland

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Muslims have lived in Poland for 600 years, but there is a fear that they will gradually abandon their culture.

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Poland

Nazi-inspired jewellery, trinkets wiped from auction site

Polish anti-racist group convinces auction site to punish sellers and buyers trading goods bearing fascist symbols.

Nazi-inspired jewellery, trinkets wiped from auction site