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  • 1. Meet Global Voices Poland Information about the Polish team of Global Voices Lingua Sylwia Presley, co-editor
  • 2. Agnieszka Kwiatkowska translator Profile on GV Polska Blog / Twitter / Facebook Currently based in Utrecht, works in Amsterdam as coordinator of creative translations in an advertising agency. Location : Utrecht, The Netherlands Languages : English, Dutch Favorite region : South- East Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos About: Born in Poland, studied Advertising and Marketing Communications in the UK. Blogger, observer of life on emigration, literature lover, interested in foreign languages and discovering new cultures.
  • 3. At GV Polska since the 14 th of January 2009.
    • “ I would like to thank everyone for great achievements and input in creation of Global Voices. You are an amazing, multicultural, multilingual group of people, who make the world a better place. I am happy I can be at least a part of it.
    • I believe that nowadays, in the age of IT revolution, adaptation and translation play significant role in free flow and access to information.”
  • 4. Aleksandra Kaniewska translator Profile on GV Polska Twitter / Facebook Journalist working for dailies and magazines Location : London, United Kingdom Languages : English, Japanese, a bit of French Favorite region : Japan About: I love reading, Japanese pop culture, culinary experiments and long sleep.
  • 5. At GV Polska since the 8 th of July 2009.
    • “ Global Voices is an opportunity for me to see what is happening in the world outside of mainstream media coverage, what the global blogosphere is living.”
  • 6. Anna Maria Boland translator Profile on GV Polska Facebook Stewardess for Transavia.com, in September starts Polish Major Location : Haarlem, Netherlands Languages : English, Dutch, basic Italian and French Favorite region : Europe, Japan, China About: Generally speaking I am a boring person, who likes work, healthy diet and sports :) I like reading books, I read a lot actually. GV is my first serious project, but in the future I hope to work with languages.
  • 7. At GV Polska since the 22 nd of February 2010.
    • “ I write for Global Voices because languages and translations are my passion. Thanks to this passion I can ensure that those who are brave to express their opinions and amplify important issues will be heard, and give them a chance to express those opinions in other languages.”
  • 8. Barbara Głód translator Profile on GV Polska Translator Location : Cracow, Poland Languages : English, German Favorite region : United Kingdom, Australia, North America About: I am a translator and I love my job. Translating for Global Voices is a very pleasant and useful occupation, which gives me a lot of satisfaction. 
  • 9. At GV Polska since the 20 th of March 2010.
    • “ Global Voices is a great website. I am happy to contribute to it, especially by doing what I like most.
  • 10. Barbara Trzmiel translator Profile on GV Polska Studies translations Location : Edinburgh, United Kingdom Languages : English, Spanish, German Favorite region : Central and Eastern Europe About:  At GV Polska since the 29 th of June 2009
  • 11. Dorota Lisowska translator Profile on GV Polska Translator, English teacher Location : Wadowice, Poland Languages : English Favorite region : Balkans, France About: I am trying not to get lost in translation :) Both literary, as well as in life.
  • 12. At GV Polska since the 15 th of March 2010
    • “ Global Voices is an amazing source of information about the world, specially developing world, since we do not think of it on a daily basis, as it seems so distant. It’s also great that posts are written by ordinary people, very often eyewitnesses, who present in more trusted, unbiased and uncensored manner events from their area. Sadly Polish media represent quite the opposite. To be honest I joined Global Voices while looking for something to do during my maternity leave trying to avoid the boredom of reading future mums forums :) Now I see that GV website is an eye-opener and I am extremely happy that I am here with you, even if not as active as I wish to be.”
  • 13. Izabela Jędrasiak translator Profile on GV Polska Facebook After graduating from English Studies in Łódź, in Poland, works as a translator in the Netherlands Location : Tilburg, The Netherlands Languages : English About: 
  • 14. At GV Polska since the 2 nd of June 2009
  • 15. Karolina Blachucka translator Profile on GV Polska Facebook Studies translations at Uniwersitat de Pompeu Fabra Barcelona Location : Barcelona, Spain Languages : English, Spanish Favorite region : Asia About: 
  • 16. At GV Polska since the 14 th of January 2010
  • 17. Katarzyna Otulakowska translator Profile on GV Polska Twitter / Facebook PhD student at Aesthetics Institute, Philosophy Dept., Jagiellonian University, Cracow Location : Cracow, Poland Languages : English, German, basic Arabic Favorite region : Central and Eastern Europe About: I'm interested in various areas of cyberculture: studying it from philosophical and artistic sides, and discovering it in any other dimension. I'm sure that nowadays, the powerful impact of new media is changing human lives all around the world; letting us hear the dialog of world's cultures on social level, makes me believe in a multicultural societies, and in a co-existence of open-minded citizens.
  • 18. At GV Polska since the 19 th of February 2010.
  • 19. Krzysztof Pawliszak translator, co-editor Profile on GV Polska Blog / Twitter / Facebook Blogger, just graduated from English Studies and plans his MA in Applied Linguistics Location : Lubycza Królewska, Poland Languages : English, German, Spanish, Italian, basic Chinese Favorite region : Australia, Africa About: Person with passion for media and foreign languages. He believes that he will be able to combine business with pleasure and thanks to language skills get a job as a foreign correspondent. Likes travelling, photography.
  • 20. At GV Polska since the 23 rd of December 2009
    • Global Voices is a place where it is citizens who write about the their own issues. I trust that thanks to my translations people in Poland will better understand the reality in other countries.
  • 21. Magda Zając translator Profile on GV Polska Student of English and American Studies at University in Bielefeld in Germany Location : Hanower, Germany Languages : English, German Favorite region : Europe, USA About: Studies English, at the same time working in graphic design, painting ad drawing.
  • 22. At GV Polska since the 17 th of March 2010.
    • “ Global Voices means to me a place where I can practice my language skills, equally it is a source of knowledge about the world. I hope to learn a lot from you.”
  • 23. Magda Piłat author, translator Profile on GV / Profile on GV Polska Blog / Facebook Blogger, property management specialist, currently in search of a new challenge Location : Bicester, United Kingdom Languages : English, Spanish Favorite region : Central and Eastern Europe About: My car accident made me look at my life with very critical eye. I decided to leave properties and work behind the desk. I do not want to waste my life on useless typing. I am searching for answer to: what next? I dream of a house in countryside, away from civilization. I could not do without Internet there though.
  • 24. At GV Polska since the 1 st of June 2009
    • “ Global Voices to me is a chance to show the world interesting, extraordinary people and focusing attention to those, who need help.”
  • 25. Małgorzata Patoka translator Profile on GV Polska Translator Location : Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Languages : English, Russian Favorite region : Central and Eastern Europe About: I was born and studied in Poland. After graduating from Russian Studies at Warsaw University I moved to Scotland. I am based since 5 years in Edinburgh. I spend most of my free time on various translations and reading books. I like B&Jerry’s ice-cream and spending my time with the family and friends.
  • 26. At GV Polska since the 20 th of April 2010.
    • “ I write for Global Voices because only the things we do unconditionally have a deeper meaning and helping others can fulfill our lives.”
  • 27. Marta Janik translator Profile on GV Polska Facebook Studies translations at the University of Portsmouth Location : London, United Kingdom Languages : English Favorite region : Central and Eastern Europe About: I believe in multicultural society and co-existence of similarly minded citizens.
  • 28. At GV Polska since the 4 th of February 2010.
  • 29. Marta Korona translator Profile on GV Polska Teacher, translator Location : Lublin, Poland Languages : English Favorite region : Poland About: Girl from the Subcarpatian region. Shameless lover of criminal stories and Bollywood. Attempts to cook in free time.
  • 30. At GV Polska since the 31 st of August 2009
    • “ Global Voices is for me the proof that one can find something meaningful on the Internet, and that blogs become new media.”
  • 31. Jakub Górnicki author Profile on GV Blog / Twitter / Facebook Jakub blogs on KosmoReporter.com about challenges to old media in the new era and writes for Global Voices. As a new media trainer he was invited to the OSGF-organized Media Forum in Tbilisi, and held sessions on online television and for GIPA students. He was also an invited speaker to the World Blogging Forum in Romania in 2009.  Location : Warsaw, Poland Languages : English, German, Russian About: Jakub started as a journalist covering sports and youth issues in Poland for a Poznan newspaper before moving on to online activities in 2005 (he assisted in developing the refugee.pl website for a Polish Humanitarian Organization and also became an evangelist for Prezi.com). Later on, he worked for mixxt.com as a corporate developer where he was primarily responsible for the Polish market as well as developing the platform on Central Eastern Europe. Currently he is heading Online Relations at Beamups.com - a global news marketplace. Combining journalistic and web experience he started KosmoShow.
  • 32. At GV Polska since the 19 th of November 2009.
  • 33. Sylwia Presley author, translator, co-editor Profil na GV / Profil GV Polska Blog / Twitter / Facebook Blogger, social media consultant, photographer Location : Wantage, United Kingdom Languages : English, German, Hungarian, basic Russian Favorite region : Mexico, Hungary, Asia About: I love new media and the fact that I meet wonderful people and take part in projects improving lives by amplifying stories and connecting people. Photo by Eduardo Avila
  • 34. At GV Polska since the 27 th of October 2008
    • “ Global Voices is my passion, a free moment to do something small, but meaningful. I meet wonderful people here every day. Those, whom I know via Global Voices, become my second family, as they live according to similar values.”
  • 35. We live in different parts of Europe:
  • 36. We post about the entire globe:
  • 37. And you seem to read us there;)
  • 38. You can meet us on the web:
    • Global Voices in Polish
    • Global Voices on Poland in English
    • @globalvoicepol (Twitter)
    • Global Voices Polska (Facebook)
    • Global Voices Polska (Flickr)
    • Global Voices Polska wiki
  • 39. And when we finally meet off-line, GV Polska orders:
    • four cups of coffee,
    • two glasses of wine,
    • two beers,
    • three cups of tea,
    • one glass of water,
    • kiwi smoothie and two more drinks (to be defined later;))…
    • … for a start, later we’d move on to plates full of pierogi ;)
    • See you!!!