Nie (magazine)

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Siedziba redakcji tygodnika NIE ul. Słoneczna.jpg
Editor Jerzy Urban
Categories Political magazine
Frequency Weekly
Publisher URMA Sp.z o.o.
Year founded 1990; 28 years ago (1990)
Country Poland
Language Polish
ISSN 0867-2237

Nie (stylised as NIE; Polish for "No") is a Polish weekly magazine published in Warsaw.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was first published in October 1990.[1][2] Jerzy Urban is both the founder and editor-in-chief of the magazine.[1][3]

Its political line is left. The magazine is very critical of right wing political views and religion, especially Catholicism.[4] In the 1990s it supported the leader of the Democratic Left Alliance, Aleksander Kwasniewski.[2] It publishes lot of satirical texts with cartoons and pictures.[2]

Nie has a circulation of 600,000 copies in 1991.[5] In 1995 its circulation was over 700,000 copies.[2]

In 1990 when Solidarity and the church were planning to push a strict new anti-abortion law through parliament, the magazine published a quarter-page, full-color photograph of a nude couple about to make love to warn its readers that "they risked going to jail or being forced into unwanted marriages if they did what the couple in the picture was about to do."[5] The church leaders and President Lech Walesa harshly criticized it and in March 1991 the prosecutor's office charged Urban with "publishing an image of pornographic character."[5] In 2005 Pope John Paul II was abused with article by Jerzy Urban.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lawrence Weschler (11 December 1995). "Urban Blight". The New Yorker: 54. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Adrian Bridge (9 October 1995). "Missing Persons No:36 Jerzy Urban". The Independent. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  3. ^ Katarzyna Pokorna-Ignatowicz (2012). The Polish Media System 1989 - 2011. Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM Krakowskie Towarzystwo Edukacyjna. p. 73. ISBN 978-83-7571-217-9. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Poles and the Catholic Church Preaching for the European Union". The Economist. Warsaw. 14 March 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Joseph A. Reaves (8 August 1991). "Ex-polish Spokesman Turns 'Rebel'". Chicago Tribune. Warsaw. Retrieved 28 October 2014.

External links[edit]

Official website