Gazeta Polska

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Gazeta Polska
EditorTomasz Sakiewicz
Circulation96,246 (October 2016)
Year founded1993; 27 years ago (1993)
Based inWarsaw
WebsiteOfficial website

Gazeta Polska (literally: "Polish Newspaper") is a Polish language right-wing to far-right weekly news magazine published in Poland.


Support demonstration in Budapest, 15 March 2014

Its editor-in-chief is Tomasz Sakiewicz. Its contributors include: Piotr Lisiewicz, Jacek Kwieciński, Eliza Michalik, Robert Tekieli, Krystyna Grzybowska, Maciej Rybiński, Jacek Łęski, Piotr Semka, Jerzy Targalski, Marcin Wolski, Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski (2011–2014) and Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz.[citation needed]

The description of its political orientation ranges from conservative[1] to right-wing,[2][3][4][5] extreme right-wing[6] and nationalist[7] on the far-right.[7][8]

Gazeta Polska is also described as, compared to Myśl Narodowa Polska ("Polish National Thought"), and AK Weteran ("The Veteran of Home Army"), "less radical" right-wing.[9] The Gazeta Polska "offers a good representation of the sympathies of PiS supporters".[2]

Gazeta Polska maintains a number of clubs (Kluby Gazety Polskiej), which are located not only in Poland, but also abroad, in places where Polonia is present (Chicago, New York, London, Dublin, Paris, Leeds, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Berlin, Sydney).[10] The clubs organise meetings with writers, politicians and public figures, rallies and demonstrations. On 15 March 2012 Gazeta Polska organized "The Great Trip to Hungary" (Wielki wyjazd na Węgry). A reserved train left Warsaw Central Station, stopping on the way to Hungary at Radom, Kielce, Kraków, Tarnów and Nowy Sącz. Altogether, 3,000 people went to Budapest, to demonstrate in support of Viktor Orbán.[11]

On 1 March 2019, French minister of Higher Education Frédérique Vidal complained to the Polish government for the fact that the New Polish School of Holocaust Scholarship seminar held at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, in Paris, has been roughly disrupted "on a very organized manner" by Polish activists for the "Gazeta Polska" weekly. Vidal further stated that Polish state representatives (Institute of National Remembrance) supported the disruption.[12]

The print and e-edition circulation of Gazeta Polska was 40,660 in August 2014.[13]

LGBT-free zone stickers distributed by Gazeta Polska

In 2019, Gazeta Polska announced plans to distribute stickers proclaiming an "LGBT-free zone" to its readers. Gazeta Polska said it would include the stickers, which feature an image of a black cross over a Pride flag alongside the slogan.[14] On 25 July, a District Court in Warsaw ordered the Gazeta Polska weekly to withdraw the anti-LGBT stickers from circulation.[15][16] However, the editor of the magazine dismissed the ruling saying it was "fake news" and censorship, and that the paper would continue distributing the sticker.[17]


Gazeta Polska was founded in 1993.

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  1. ^ "Poland - World Newspapers and Magazines -".
  2. ^ a b Czepek, Andrea; Hellwig, Melanie; Nowak, Eva (2006). Press freedom and pluralism in Europe. University of Chicago. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-84150-243-4.
  3. ^ Borejsza, Jerzy W.; Ziemer, Klaus (2006). Totalitarian and authoritarian regimes in Europe. Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Science. p. 364. ISBN 1-57181-641-0.
  4. ^ An End to the Lies: The Polish Church’s Secret Past Der Spiegel, 16 January 2007.
  5. ^ The press in Poland BBC news 29 April 2004
  6. ^ IPI report 1996. International Press Institute. p. 77.
  7. ^ a b Zubrzycki, Geneviève (2006). The crosses of Auschwitz, nationalism and religion in post-communist Poland. University of Chicago. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-226-99303-4.
  8. ^ Andrew Purvis (7 January 2007). "An Archbishop Falls to a Witch-hunt". Time. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  9. ^ Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts, Vol. 4. Simon Dubnow-Institute. 2005. p. 327.
  10. ^ Official list of Gazeta Polska clubs Archived 2012-02-22 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 17 March 2012
  11. ^ Cybruch, Stanisław (16 March 2012). "Budapeszt. "Wielki Wyjazd" polskiej prawicy na święto Węgier". Wiadomosci24.
  12. ^ Colloquium on the Shoah disturbed in Paris: France challenges Poland, AFP (Radio France Internationale reprint), 1 March 2019, English translation at
  13. ^ "Circulation of dailies". Teleskop. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  14. ^ Rob Picheta. "Magazine to give out 'LGBT-free zone' stickers to readers". CNN. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Court orders conservative magazine to withdraw issue with anti-gay stickers". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  16. ^ Polish Court Rebukes “LGBT-Free Zone” Stickers, HRW, 1 August 2019
  17. ^ Polish magazine dismisses court ruling on ‘LGBT-free zone’ stickers, Politico, 26 July 2019

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