Magdalena was a legal expert in the Polish Ombudsman Office, the Constitutional, International and European Law Department, dealing with cases on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, rule of law, and independence of the judiciary. She was also a researcher at Jagiellonian University in the project POPREBEL – Populist rebellion against modernity in 21st century Eastern Europe: neo-traditionalism and neo-feudalism. Currently she works at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in the field of disinformation and Russian propaganda.
She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Polish Academy of Science. Her thesis is on the legal solutions for disinformation. She is a Central European University’s graduate (LL.M. in Human Rights). She holds a double Master’s in Law and Journalism from Warsaw University. Magdalena is passionate about human rights, civil society, and democracy and hopes to someday be able to participate in rebuilding constitutional legal order and the rule of law in Poland.
Updated March 2022
More from Magdalena Wilczyńska
War on Disinfo
Magdalena’s Landecker Democracy project “War on Disinfo” will teach young people how to detect and debunk disinformation and later how to talk about it with friends. Thus, the goal is to empower young people to stop the spread of fake news.
Countering Disinformation Through Education
As warned by the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 pandemic is being used to spread false and misleading narratives aiming to discredit official measures taken by governments, change the public perception about the coronavirus and in turn discourage people from following precautions and getting vaccinated.
Historical Justice: The Tulsa Race Riots
John Lewis Fellowship 2020 Fellows create a story map about the Tulsa Race Riots and historical justice.
John Lewis Fellows Final Presentations 2020
In 2020, Fellows of the Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship prepared final presentations on their experiences and learnings from the four-week program.
We did it! The 15th edition of the Academy of Human Rights was held 100% online
During three intense weeks 23 outstanding young leaders and activists took part in and actively contributed to the 15th edition of the Academy of Human Rights.
For the first time 100% online! 15th edition of the Academy of Human Rights began
The decision was not easy. How to sensibly transfer the Academy of Human Rights / Humanity in Action Fellowship to the Internet in... just two months?
Humanity in Action Poland Announces the 2020 Polish and Ukrainian Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 11 Fellows from Poland and two from Ukraine were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.