Jacek Hugo-Bader

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Jacek Hugo-Bader in 2010

Jacek Aleksander Hugo-Bader (born 9 March 1957[1] in Sochaczew) is a Polish reporter and journalist fascinated by Russia and the former Soviet Republics. Since 1990 he has worked for the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.

Life and career[edit]

He also used to work as a teacher, train loader, scale operator at a pig market, head of a distribution company, a part of the underground structure of Solidarity and a shopkeeper.

He travelled by bike through Central Asia, the Gobi Desert and China, and sailed through Lake Baikal in a canoe. In winter 2007 he made a lonely car journey from Moscow to Vladivostok which was the background of his first book White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia.

In 2011 he made a solitary hitchhike across Russia – from Magadan to Yakutsk. Reports describing encountered people's everyday lives were published in Gazeta Wyborcza during the journey and later gathered and released in the book Kolyma Diaries: A Journey into Russia's Haunted Hinterland.[2]

He is a two-time laureate of Polish prize for the best journalists - Grand Press (in 1999 and 2003). Most of his works are about Russia: "(...) he describes the imperium from prospect of loitering dog, grasps mechanisms of thinking, behaviour, processes and a rat by its tail it addition."[3]

The journalist appeared in blackface at a Polish Independence Day celebration on November 11, 2016 as part of a reporting project on street reactions to a black person.[4]

Books[edit]

  • White Fever: A Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia (pol. Biała gorączka) (2009)
  • (pol.) W rajskiej dolinie wśród zielska (2002)
  • Kolyma Diaries: A Journey into Russia's Haunted Hinterland (pol. Dzienniki kołymskie) (2011)
  • (pol.) Chłopcy z motylkami (2013)
  • (pol.) Długi film o miłości. Powrót na Broad Peak (2014)[5]
  • (pol.) Skucha (2016) [6]

Films[edit]

  • Jacek Hugo-Bader. Korespondent z Polszy (2007)
  • Jak to się robi by Marcel Łoziński (2006)
  • Zamek - series Nasz spis powszechny (2002)
  • Ślad po meduzie (1998)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Polish) J. Hugo-Bader, Biała gorączka, Wołowiec 2009, pp. 13.
  2. ^ author's catalogue on Czarne publishing house's website, retrieved 13-08-2014
  3. ^ author's catalogue on Czarne publishing house's website, retrieved 13-08-2014
  4. ^ "Fact Check: A Jewish Journalist Did NOT Apply Blackface To Establish A Black Lives Matter Center In Poland | Lead Stories". leadstories.com. Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  5. ^ author's catalogue on biblionetka.pl, retrieved 13-08-2014
  6. ^ author's catalogue on biblionetka.pl, retrieved 07-01-2017
  7. ^ Jacek Hugo-Bader in database filmpolski.pl

External links[edit]

  • Interview by Andrew Jack translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (2014)