The Surprise Guest

In the Surprise Guest column, readers will find opinions and commentary from people whose attitudes, actions and engagement command public interest. In this edition, we are publishing an article by Jowita Kiwnik-Pargana, a Polish journalist and European Union correspondent.

Jowita Kiwnik-Pargana has worked for the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and the Polish Press Agency and completed studies at the Polish School of Reportage. She has been an accredited correspondent to the European Union for several years and works at the Polish office of Deutsche Welle in Brussels. She has written many articles on social issues, culture and international affairs. Since February 2022 she has been travelling regularly to Ukraine to document the events related to the war and report on the lives of Ukrainians.