Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

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

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

Refugees

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Concern as German group AHA!, stemming from far-right identitarian movement, discourages refugees from going to Europe.

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Poland

German town on alert as neo-Nazi festival, counter events held

Anti-fascists and local council hold separate events in Ostritz in response to far-right festival on Hitler's birthday.

German town on alert as neo-Nazi festival, counter events held