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Wojciech Cejrowski - 2005
|Education||Catholic University of Lublin|
|Occupation||traveler, writer, journalist|
Wojciech Cejrowski (born 27 June 1964) is a Polish traveler, television and radio journalist, writer, Catholic publicist, satirist, and photographer.
Wojciech Cejrowski graduated from the XVII High School by the name of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski in Warsaw. In 2010 he received a BA in Sociology from Catholic University of Lublin. Cejrowski studied also without graduating at Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy; University of Warsaw, Santa Clara University.
Wojciech Cejrowski started his radio career in 1991 - along with Korneliusz Pacuda he conducted the program Czy jest miejsce na country w Polsce? (Is There a Place for country music in Poland?). One of its results was a contract with American ABC Network - since 1992 all Polish local broadcasting stations had started to broadcast Polish version of American Country Countdown. Wojciech Cejrowski (at the beginning along with Korneliusz Pacuda) was hosting this broadcast for eleven years. The very last one (No. 519) was broadcast in January 2003. In 1993 Wojciech Cejrowski was offered the job by Wojciech Mann and Krzysztof Materna, owners of the private radio station Radio Kolor (Radio Color). First he hosted his own music programme then also famous Aeroplan (Airplane) together with Beata Pawlikowska and then his leading morning programme (every Saturday from 6 to 10 am - which later gave the beginning to WC Kwadrans). His cooperation with Radio Kolor ended in 1997 (soon after Mann and Materna left the radio station and some changes for worse were made). He worked for Radio WAW-a for next 3 years (1997–1999). These days Wojciech Cejrowski's radio broadcasts can be found in various public and private broadcasting stations in Poland. The best known is his traveler cycle Po drugiej stronie globusa (On the Other Side of the Globe) - it's more than 300 episodes that were broadcast by Radio Station 1, Radio dla Ciebie, Radio Koszalin, Radio Merkury, Radio PiK and Radio Network PLUS. He also works for Polish Radio Station 1. He sends his correspondences from foreign countries for Z pierwszej ręki (First Hand) and Radio Kierowców (The Driver's Radio) and his traveler's stories for Lato z Radiem (Summer with Radio). During 2005 winter season Wojciech Cejrowski hosted the Zima z radiową Jedynką (Winter with Radio Station One). In the meantime since 2003 he has been creating music broadcasts on the demand of Music Editorial Office - Muzyka na Molo (Music on the Pier) and Audycja podzwrotnikowa (Subtropical Broadcast).
Cejrowski started his TV career by cooperating with Wojciech Mann in his Non Stop Kolor show (Non-stop Color) broadcast on Polish TV (1992–1994). He also was the host of the Stajnia show (The Stable) broadcast by the Polish TV and some local TV stations. Between 1996 and 1997 Cejrowski recorded a series of 30 episodes reporting on his journey to South America for TV Niepokalanów (now called TV Puls).
While at RTL 7 since 1997, Cejrowski, along with Jan Pietrzak, Jan Tadeusz Stanisławski, Krzysztof Daukszewicz and others, participated in a satirist talk show focused on various aspects of daily life in Poland. Between 1999 and 2000 Cejrowski co-hosted with Alicja Resich-Modlińska a talk show Piękny i Bestia (Beauty and the Beast).
While at Polsat (2003-4) Cejrowski hosted his own show Z kamerą wśród ludzi (With Camera Amongst the People also broadcast by TV 4 and Polsat 2). His highest level of pulicity reached 2.5 million people - no. 4 record in Poland.
In 2008 Cejrowski started his popular Barefoot Around the World travel show (Boso przez świat), awarded the 2008 Travel & Tourism New York Festivals Gold World Medal.
In April 2008 Cejrowski announced his intention to abandon his Polish citizenship and acquire the Ecuadorian one instead.
Cejrowski writes and publishes quite a lot on social and political situations, including columns in Gazeta Polska, Tygodnik AWS, and Ilustrowany Kurier Polski, and on travel, including humorous reports in Newsweek, Rzeczpospolita, Poznaj Świat and others.
- Kołtun się jeży (Mophead Stands on End)
- Młot na lewicę ( The Hammer for the Left)
- Sól do oka (Salt into an Eye)
- Podróżnik WC (Traveler WC)
- Na końcu Orinoko (At the Orinoco's End)
- Gringo wśród dzikich plemion (Gringo Among the Wild Tribes)
- Rio Anaconda
- Wyspa na prerii (Island in the Prairie)
- 1985 - Cuba, Mexico - speleological expedition
- 1986 - Mexico - a documentary on the archeological stands of the Toltec culture
- 1986 - Mexico - Lacandons - descendants of the Maya
- 1987 - Mexico - a documentary on the archeological stands of the Maya
- 1987/88 - Mexico - Tribes on the Borderlines Between the Aztecs and the Maya
- 1989 - USSR - Orthodox Monastery - the Capitals of the Orthodox Church
- 1989 - Mexico - The Lost Tribe - Modern Descendants of the Indians
- 1990 - Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico - Mundo Maya
- 1990 - USSR - Life in the Communes
- 1990 - Caucasus - excursion
- 1991 - Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize - Guerrilla - Under-ground Army, Rebels and Ordinary Gangsters
- 1991 - Guatemala - unknown Maya's ruins; descendants of the slaves of Jamaica
- 1992 - Texas/Mexico - Tribes on the Border - Tarahumara, Raramuri
- 1993 - USA - POW WOW. Modern Indian Rituals
- 1994 - Honduras, Mexico - Mosquito Indians project
- 1995 - Colombia - Kogi Indians
- 1996 - Panama/Colombia - Crossing Darién on foot; Choco and Kuna Indians
- 1997 - Venezuela/Brazil - Yanomami, Curripaco and Piaroa Indians
- 1997 - Australia - From Adelaide to York Peninsula
- 1998 - Venezuela/Colombia - Carapana Indians
- 1998 - USA/Canada/Mexico - Mennonites, Amish and Mormones
- 1999 - Guyana/Venezuela/Brazil - Last Wai Wai Indians
- 1999/2000 - Morocco - Ramadan
- 2000 - Paraguay/Brazil - Mennonici, Ache, Ayoreo, Nivacle Indians - Gran Chaco
- 2001 - Peru/Ecuador - through the Napo River; Sekoya tribe
- 2002 - Colombia, Peru, Brazil - Marubo, Mayoruna and Yagua tribes
- 2003 - Suriname/French Guiana/Brazil - Bush Negros, Wayana, Tirio and Wai Wai tribes
- 2004 - Israel/Palestinian territories - In the Footsteps of Jesus
- 2004 - Costa Rica/Panama - Garifuna - An African Tribe of the Caribbean
- 2005 - Peru - Following the Incas - Machu Picchu, Cuzco
- 2005 - Bolivia - Jesuit reductions on the Bolivian Chaco, by the Rio Madre de Dios to Peru
- 2007 – Senegal/Gambia/Cape Verde, Ecuador, Peru/Columbia/Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago
- 2008 – Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Vanuatu archipelago, Tirol, Madagascar
- 2009 - Mexico, Venezuela, Thailand, Columbia/Ecuador/Peru, Brasil, Mexico, Guatemala
- 2010 - Japan / Australia / Fiji - "From the Indian Ocean to the Pacific"
- 2011 - Ethiopia 2011 - Israel / Palestine
- 2011/2012 - USA (Texas)
- 2015- Paraguay/Mexico
In terms of his socio-political views, Cejrowski is Poland's most known journalist to openly advocate against the LGBT right movement. In his rhetoric, Cejrowski refers to LGBT people as sodomites, buggers, and pederasts. In his article for "Dziennik" he notes that he "prefers savages rather than gay parades". Cejrowski states that European society is overwhelmingly against homosexuality, and advocates for the institution of nationwide homosexuality clinics aiming to 'alter this disgusting behaviour'. He says that "gay people should be pointed at, as the sin of sodomy evokes disgust".
Cejrowski is also strongly against abortion and abortion providers. In one of the interviews he said "I wish abortion clinics could burn down and abortion providers get shot".
- "WC Kwadrans". Retrieved 14 June 2012.
- "Cejrowski rezygnuje z polskiego obywatelstwa. Chce być Ekwadorczykiem". Retrieved 14 June 2012.
- "Wolę dzikusów od parady gejów". Retrieved 14 June 2012.