‘Projekt Spięcie’ was selecterd for the 2020 European Press Prize.
“Spięcie” is a new initiative that aims to tackle the issues of polarization and social media bubbles. Five magazines, with diverse political outlooks, came together to look for a way to engage in a public debate that would be honest and fruitful. The point of departure for us is the conviction that the fact that people have different worldviews can be a great start of a dialogue and not the end of it.
Every few weeks we pick a topic those five magazines with different political views each write about – and then we publish each other’s stories. In this way, readers are confronted with new ideas and points of view. Journalists participating in the project cannot preach to the choir and have to write in ways that are accessible for people who may not agree with them.
The project also works on a more symbolic level. Liberal or conservative, Catholic or anti-clerical, left-wing or right-wing, all these magazines acknowledge the right of people on the other side of the political spectrum to engage in a respectful and meaningful public debate.
Projekt Spięcie is supported by “Fundusz Obywatelski”
An overview of all people involved in Projekt Spięcie (authors, editors, and editors-in-chief) – in alphabetical order: