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Aleksandra Kluzek 17.07.2012

The BBC Polish Section

It existed between 1939 and 2005. The BBC Polish Section began broadcasting on September 7, 1939, with a speech by the Polish ambassador in London Edward Raczyński. It was one of the first foreign language sections.
The BBC Polish Section

In 1944, it was the first radio to inform about the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising and broadcast the communications of the insurgent radio station “Błyskawica”(“The Lightning”). After the war, it tried to break the information blockade and the censorship of the communist countries. Like other broadcasters, it was jammed from the territory of Poland and the USSR.

Its authors and journalists included, among others: Józef Zarański, Zbigniew Błażyński, Eugeniusz Smolar; and in the first period of its activity also Jan Nowak-Jeziorański.