Polish Independence Day in world media

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Articles about Poland will appear in regular and online media in over 60 countries to mark the country's Independence Day (Nov. 11).

The articles, authored by leading Polish public figures, among others Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Minister of Culture Piotr Glinski, constitute this year's edition of a "Telling Poland To The World" project launched 7 years ago by Poland's New Media Institute and co-sponsored by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

In his article, Morawiecki noted that the project's 2022 edition is focused on the values represented by Independence Day in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war and the changes it has brought to Poland's geopolitical situation.

"This will be a different kind of Independence Day, a different November 11 than usual. Poland has become a frontline country, and the strength and resilience shown by the Ukrainian armed forces have reminded the world about values like security, patriotism and independence," Morawiecki wrote.

Morawiecki added that the articles will concentrate on values like freedom, solidarity and democracy, which are of fundamental importance to Poles, as well as Polish history. Some, he wrote, will also be about Ukraine and Poland's efforts to help the country in its struggle against invading Russian forces.

"Poland's independence struggle has a striking similarity to Ukraine's present battle with Russia," Morawiecki wrote.

The articles will appear next week in, among others, the US, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Senegal, Venezuela, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Qatar, Malaysia and Singapore.

Earlier Telling Poland To The World editions were devoted to, among others, World War II, the 1920 Polish-Russian war, the December 1970 worker protests in the north-Polish port city of Gdansk, and Polish-born Pope John Paul II.