2/08/2016 | Speakers

Mateusz Kijowski


Polish social activist, IT specialist, journalist, and blogger. He studied mathematics, family sciences and journalism. Leader and founder of KOD (the Committee for the Defense of Democracy, Polish: Komitet Obrony Demokracji), as the results of the Polish constitutional crisis, at the end of November 2015. In December 2015 Mateusz Kijowski was awarded the “Freedom Prize” by Towarzystwo Dziennikarskie (Journalists Association) in recognition of his civic activities, in particular for the swift organization of peaceful protests in defense of democracy and civil rights in Poland.