Paweł Pieniążek

is a Polish journalist specialising in eastern Europe. He is the author of two books about the war in Ukraine. His most recent, The War that Changed Us, was published this year. His previous book, Greetings from Novorossiya, will be published in English in November 2017.


Cover for: On Europe’s doorstep

On Europe’s doorstep

A photo report from the battle for Raqqa

While Europe focuses on upcoming elections in Austria and the Czech Republic, the grinding war in Syria, source of much of the migration that has influenced politics in central Europe over recent years, continues. Slowly – in some cases, block by block – the so-called Islamic State’s hold on its last urban strongholds in the Euphrates valley is being broken. Polish journalist Paweł Pieniążek sent this photo report from the front.

Cover for: Snapshots of the war in Donbas

Snapshots of the war in Donbas

How the conflict in Ukraine affects the lives of those on the front

Paweł Pieniążek has covered the war in eastern Ukraine from all sides since it broke out in spring 2014. He was one of the first journalists on the scene of the MH17 airliner disaster. Here, translated into English for the first time from his book ‘The War that Changed Us’, is some of his reportage from the front line.