Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy was born in 1962 in Warsaw, Poland. She is a Polish journalist who reported for both printed and television media. She conceived the idea of establishing Belsat TV – the first and, so far, the only independent television station in Belarus – and now heads the station as its director.
During the initial years of the Solidarity movement (1980-1981), while studying at the University of Warsaw, she served as a spokesperson for the national founding committee of the Independent Student Association (NZS) and later became a member of the association’s National Audit Committee. When martial law was imposed, she was held in an internment camp. She continued to work with various opposition groups until 1989. Among others, she was active in the Freedom and Peace Movement (WiP). She graduated from the University of Warsaw with a master’s degree in history in 1987.
During her doctoral studies in the United States, she worked as an intern at two prestigious newspapers – The Washington Times and The Washington Post – and at the weekly The New Republic.
In 1992, she started her career at Polish Television. Over the years, her positions at Polish Television have included the head of the reporters team, a deputy head of the Wiadomości TVP prime time news program, a national news reporter, an editor at Wiadomości TVP, a correspondent and an international reporter. She also served as the director of the channel TVP Polonia (addressed to Polish expatriates) and the director of Polish Television’s regional studio in Białystok.
She is a member of the Polish Journalists Association and has served as its vice president.
Alesky Dzikawicki is a deputy director of Belsat TV, a position he has held since 2017. Previously, he created Belsat TV’s news and information division and managed it for many years. He was born in the city of Pinsk, Belarus, in 1973. He is educated as an economist. His involvement in independent journalism started in the mid-1990s, when he began writing for popular independent Belarusian publications. In 1997, he started working at Radio Svaboda (Radio Liberty), first as a correspondent from the Brest district in Belarus and later in Poland.
Board of Directors Member
Beata Krasicka is a long-time Polish Television journalist. She also serves as a deputy director of Belsat TV.
Mateusz Adamski has served as the President of the Foundation’s Executive Board since 2018. He was born in 1978 in Warsaw. He obtained his education at various schools, including in India and Iran, and eventually at the University of Warsaw, where he graduated with a master’s degree in international relations. From 2000 until 2016, he worked as a journalist at Polish Television, initially at Channel 1, and from 2006 also at Belsat TV, where he created and later, for nine years, led the division of graphic design and promotional operations. In the years 2016-2018, he managed the Polish Institute in Minsk, Belarus. He is authorized to serve on supervisory boards of companies owned by Poland’s State Treasury. At the Solidarity Zone Foundation, he can apply both his journalism and television management skills and his diplomatic and cultural project management experience. He knows English and Belarusian, but he would very much like to find the time to brush up on his German and French.
A graduate of the University of Warsaw with a degree in law and public administration. She broadened her knowledge of the law by pursuing post-graduate studies at the Warsaw School of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). She created and co-created many projects over more than ten years of her professional career. In addition, she has supported organizations and institutions in grant writing, fundraising and capacity building activities as a volunteer. In her private life, she is a wife and a mother of two daughters. She is open toward other people.
Educated as an attorney, she graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in law and public administration. In the course of her professional career, she has dealt with a variety of issues, from law, through finance, to sales and marketing support. She has gained professional experience in project management not only by participating in numerous projects, but also by leading many different projects, which she initiated. She also volunteers as an author of project documents. She is well oriented in legal matters. Privately, she is a wife and a mother of three children. She likes to spend time with her family. She is intrigued by interpersonal relations.