Głos Ludu

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Głos Ludu
Special sport issue of Głos Ludu featuring Polonia Karwina, 16–17 July 1949
Special sport issue of Głos Ludu featuring Polonia Karwina, 16–17 July 1949
Type Newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Congress of Poles
Publisher Congress of Poles
Editor-in-chief Tomasz Wolff
Founded 1945
Language Polish
Headquarters Czeski Cieszyn
Circulation 5,000
ISSN 1212-4222
OCLC number 320471230
Official website http://www.glosludu.cz/

Głos Ludu (meaning "The Voice of People") is the main and largest Polish newspaper in the Czech Republic. It represents the Polish minority in the Czech Republic, especially the Zaolzie region. Głos Ludu appears on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with a circulation of 5,000. Published by the Congress of Poles, it is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The current editor-in-chief is Tomasz Wolff.

History[edit]

The first release of the Głos Ludu appeared on 9 June 1945, in Frysztat (Fryštát). It firstly appeared weekly, then two times a week, from April 1946 three times a week.[1] The circulation in the 1960s was 12,000.[2] The editorial staff moved from Frysztat to Czeski Cieszyn and later to Ostrava, and since 2003, has been housed in Czeski Cieszyn (Český Těšín) again. For 45 years, it was published by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and since 1991 by the Congress of Poles. Since 2011 it is a member of the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages.

Editors-in-chief[edit]

  • Henryk Jasiczek (1945–1957)
  • Jan Szurman (1958–1964)
  • Tadeusz Siwek (1964–1969)
  • Stanisław Kondziołka (1969–1986)
  • Henryk Kiedroń (1986–1991)
  • Marek Matuszyński (1991–1992)
  • Marian Siedlaczek (1992–1994)
  • Władysław Biłko (1994–2000)
  • Henryka Bittmar (2000–2003)
  • Danuta Branna (2003–2005)
  • Beata Schönwald (2005–2008)
  • Wojciech Trzcionka (2008-2010)
  • Tomasz Wolff (2010-)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Kenig 1998, 47.
  2. ^ Kenig 1998, 48.

References[edit]

  • Kenig, Piotr (1998). 150 lat prasy polskiej na Śląsku Cieszyńskim. Bielsko-Biała: Muzeum Okręgowe w Bielsku-Białej. ISBN 83-905060-8-4. 

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