Paweł Pieniążek is a Polish journalist, has reported on refugee crisis, wars in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria. His stories and images have appeared in international and national media such as  "Open Democracy", "Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty", "Gazeta Wyborcza", and "Tygodnik Powszechny". He was a fellow at the Poynter Fellowship at Yale University in 2015. He is the author of three books: "Po kalifacie", "Wojna, która nas zmieniła" i "Pozdrowienia z Noworosji" (with professor Timothy Snyder's introduction published in English; "Greetings from Novorossiya"). In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious MediaTory prize in Polish journalism for covering the war in Syria. 

Basic information

Name
Paweł Pieniążek
Expertise
Refugee crisis, wars in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria
Country
Poland

Supported projects

Ukraine as a Safe Haven for Jihadists

  • Conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

After the fall of a self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria dozens of thousands of foreign fighters fighting in the ranks of Islamic State or ISIS disappeared. They used smugglers, contacts and networks to leave the country. Many of them were looking for safe havens where they can take a break, wait for new opportunities and orders or come back to normal life.