Michael Dobbs with Marta Mazur

Michael Dobbs with Marta Mazur

What was it like to be a foreign reporter in Poland during Communism and under martial law?  What role should foreign governments and NGOs play in supporting resistance movements?  How critical is journalism to a functioning democracy? 

On Monday, we discussed all these questions and more with our latest American Expert in Poland, Michael Dobbs, at an event hosted by POLIS – the Association of Young Journalists at “Sklep z kanapkami.”  Thanks again to Marta and Piotr for their fantastic moderation of the discussion and to everyone for their insightful questions.  If you want to make sure you hear about future events like this, you can find us on Facebook or send an email to culture_warsaw@state.gov asking to be added to our mailing list.