The mission of the portal is to raise important social, economic and political issues of broadly defined East (Middle East and Eastern Europe) in the form of multimedia articles using the Talenote tool.

Our content concerns various phenomena occurring in terms of conflicting interests, competing ideologies and social inequalities that may interest a fairly diverse audience. Our ambition is to support independent and socially responsible journalism.

We try to understand global and local trends and present our message in an attractive form of audiovisual articles with the ambition to influence the imagination, sensitivity and intellect of recipients. We talk with observers of important events, participants of social processes, ordinary people as well as intellectuals and decision-makers.

About us


Editor in chief

Piotr Fudała

Ex lecturer, orientalist, and traveller. He has PhD in international relations. Currently focused on entrepreneurial issues (Asian and the Middle Eastern markets). In the quest for interesting stories.

Art Director

Maria Markowska

Graduate of the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. The cofounder and designer at Halo Creative Studio in Cracow. On a daily basis she deals with brand strategies and designing visual identities, such as brandings, logos, websites and publications.



Przemysław Henzel

Journalist, editor, and publisher in online media for over 15 years. Graduate of international relations at the Jagiellonian University. Participant of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists run by the US Department of State. Interested in international politics, with a particular focus on armed conflicts and security issues. 


Dana Hourany

Multimedia journalist and producer based in Beirut, Lebanon. She covers the MENA and concentrates on socioeconomic, cultural, political, and humanitarian topics. She currently work...
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Nasta Zakharevich

Belarusian freelance journalist and blogger. In 2019 she won the Ales Adamovich Prize for covering the issues connected with violence and discrimination. In 2020, after 2 administr...
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Jad Jibae

Syrian researcher and novelist based in Syria. He is a graduate of the Institute of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (thermal power plants). He is concerned with the new novel...
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Memet Aksakal

Kurd freelance journalist based in Erzurum, Turkey. As a reporter, he has worked for Independent Turkish and Serbestiyet. Memet Aksakal is a multilinguist who speaks Turkish, Kurdi...
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Stella Martany

Multilingual Assyrian Iraqi Journalist and Field Producer based in Erbil. Stella’s storytelling journey started by reporting with foreign and international media in refugee and I...
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Marian Prysiazhniuk

A Ukrainian journalist, author and project manager of the PLUS 1 commemoration art project. A former mentor of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy. Local news producer for the intern...
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Anton Trafimovich

Freelance journalist, ex-RFE reporter from Belarus. In 2021 he had to leave the country because of persecution by police. He has been living in Poland since then and covers Belarus...
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Heybar Othman

Syrian Kurdish journalist based in Qamishli. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Damascus University. As a correspondent, he worked for Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra, Kurdi...
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