Adam Michnik

Journalist, Author

1946 –

77

Who is Adam Michnik?

Adam Michnik is a Polish historian, essayist, former dissident, public intellectual, and the editor-in-chief of Poland's largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. Brought up in a family of convinced communists, Michnik was one of the most relentless opponents of the communist regime. A legendary figure of the Polish anti-communist opposition, he was imprisoned, first, after the 1968 March Events, then, after the imposition of the Martial Law in 1981. Michnik also played a crucial role during the Polish Round Table Talks, as a result of which the communists conceded to call elections, which were subsequently won by Solidarity. Even though he has withdrawn from active politics he has "maintained an influential voice through journalism". He is a laureate of many awards and honors, including a Knight of the Legion of Honour and European of the Year.

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Born
Oct 17, 1946
Warsaw
Also known as
  • Andrzej Zagozda
Parents
Siblings
Children
Ethnicity
  • Poles
Nationality
  • Poland
Profession
Education
  • University of Warsaw
    (1964 - 1968/03)
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Employment
  • Agora SA

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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