Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

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

Afghanistan

'People treat you like a celebrity, but also as an infidel'

Kabul collective ArtLords paints provocative murals across the capital, turning blast wall barriers into artworks.

'People treat you like a celebrity, but also as an infidel'

Afghanistan

'Poor people's Eid': How Kabul IDPs welcomed Muslim celebration

Amid deteriorating conditions, internally displaced persons in Afghan capital seek job opportunities, adequate shelter.

'Poor people's Eid': How Kabul IDPs welcomed Muslim celebration

Uzbekistan

Why is a Turkic languages scholar imprisoned in Uzbekistan?

Andrey Kubatin was charged of spying for Turkey in 2017 but, along with civil society groups, rejects the accusations.

Why is a Turkic languages scholar imprisoned in Uzbekistan?

Asia

Kyrgyzstan court upholds Uzbek rights activist's life sentence

Azimjon Askarov was convicted for killing a policeman and jailed for life following ethnic clashes in 2010.

Kyrgyzstan court upholds Uzbek rights activist's life sentence

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