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Katarzyna Szymielewicz
Małgorzata Szumańska
Anna Obem
Wojciech Klicki
Jędrzej Niklas
Anna Walkowiak
Michał "czesiek" Czyżewski
Aneta Marczyk

 

Katarzyna Szymielewicz
Graduate of law and development studies. In Panoptykon from the very beginning: co-founder and president of the foundation – the driving force of the organization, overseeing the strategy, countless interactions with the surrounding world and seeking financing (its sources are still limited..). She is responsible for building relationships with the media and political decision-makers. She co-creates and coordinates core projects, supervises the works of the legal team, prepares legal opinions and publications on current affairs. Katarzyna is interested in everything related to the surveillance society, but problems connected with the city space, the Internet and public security in particular.

Małgorzata Szumańska
Lawyer and sociologist by education. Co-founder and vice-president of Panoptykon. She is co-responsible for the strategy and development of the organization, as well as the ongoing management of the team. She is in charge of research and information activities (the website) and engages in educational activities and the work of the lawyers. She is mostly interested in the social aspects of contemporary surveillance, mainly the discourse regarding surveillance and the influence of surveillance practices (primarily various forms of video surveillance) on society.

Anna Obem
Graduate of African studies. Joined Panoptykon in 2011 as the office manager. She takes care of finances and communications. She is co-responsible for day-to-day management of the organization and is driving force in introducing new solutions that improve work of the organization. Her interests focus on the problems of surveillance over foreigners and children.

Wojciech Klicki
Graduate of the faculty of law, ealier associated with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. In Panoptykon – since January 2012. The head and heart of the legal team. He is responsible for the monitoring of legislative works in the Polish parliament and the preparation of legal analyses. He engages in advocacy activities, talks with political decision-makers and the media. Wojciech's main interest is surveillance exercised by the police and secret services.

Jędrzej Niklas
Lawyer by education. He joined Panoptykon in October 2011 as a volunteer. Since 2012 – a part-time team member. He monitors legislative works in the European Parliament, blazes the trails for our advocacy activities, develops political and academic relationships. The Panoptykon's specialist in finding and analyzing information. He is particularly interested in surveillance in the context of borders and migrations, health care, online freedoms, as well as the philosophical and economic aspects of the surveillance society.

 

Anna Walkowiak
Graduate of law and international relations. Part-time member of our legal team since July 2013. She is engaged in monitoring activities (especially legislative works of the European Parliament) and helps with day-to-day administration and logistics of the organization. Anna is particularly interested in the activities of intelligence agencies, urban surveillance and surveillance industry.

 

Michał "czesiek" Czyżewski
Hacker. He joined Panoptykon in 2013 to administer our IT infrastructure, but now is also engaged in our educational activities. Advocate of free and open software, cryptography and privacy on the Web. Member of Warsaw Hackerspace and supporter of the Free and Open Software Foundation.

 

 

Aneta Marczyk
For years associated with non-governmental sector. She joined Panoptykon in July 2014 to support the financial and administrative activities. As a person who is not afraid of any challenge, she quickly became indispensable.

 

 

Supporting experts

Urszula Dobrzańska
Izabela Meyza
Grzegorz „harcesz” Prujszczyk
Karolina Szczepaniak
Karolina Sztandar-Sztanderska

Kamil Śliwowski
Michał „rysiek” Woźniak

Urszula Dobrzańska
Linguistic editor, proof-reader and writing teacher cooperating with the Foundation – also as author of the articles published on our webpage – since 2010. Enthusiast of the Panoptykon topics – she runs a blog "O dystopiach" ("On dystopias"). Graduate of the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University.

Izabela Meyza
Journalist and informal education coach. Graduate of the cultural studies and Coach School STOP. She cooperates i.a. with Centre for Citizenship Education and Forum for Dialog Among Nations. Izabela is an author of the scenarios of lessons for children in Panoptykon’s educational project “Digital Toolkit”.

Grzegorz "harcesz" Prujszczyk
Since 2009 he has been supporting Panoptykon with his expert assistance and technical support. Hacktivist, educator, social and technological animator, student of the Faculty of Pedagogy and the Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw. Co-founder of the web developers’ cooperative OBIN, author of manuals and trainings on network security.

Karolina Szczepaniak
Law student. She joined Panoptykon for a short apprenticeship, but stayed much longer to lead mobilization efforts. Currently she works as a trainer. Karolina is interested in the social impact of contemporary surveillance, mainly in the context of the development of video monitoring and the limitations of our online freedoms and surveillance society's picture in pop culture.

Karolina Sztandar-Sztanderska
Critical sociologist, interested in everyday life of public institutions, inequalities in access to public services and – what brought her closer to Panoptykon Foundation – the use of information and surveillance technologies by the state. Together with Panoptykon team, she carries out research on consequences of profiling of the unemployed. In her PhD (recently defended in University of Warsaw and Sciences Po de Paris) she disputed administrative treatment of the unemployed in Poland.

Kamil Śliwowski
Animator and media education coach. He joined Panoptykon in 2014 as a full-time team member. Earlier, since 2009, he supported Panoptykon activities connected with the Internet and new technologies in terms of trainings and expert knowledge. He is active in numerous CSI, e.g. Coalition for Open Education, the Centre for Citizenship Education, the Digital Centre. He runs a service on open web resources and a blog on new technologies for non-governmental organizations Problematyka.org.

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak
Hacktivist dealing with human rights in the digital era, advocate of free software, privacy and anonymousness on-line, co-organizer of social hackatons SocHack, member-founder of the Warsaw Hackerspace, member of Telecomix collective. Since 2009 he has been offering his expert support for the Foundation's activities with regard to the Internet and new technologies. Formerly, technical manager at the Mobile Technologies Laboratory BRAMA at the Polish University of Technology and student of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw. Former President of the Free and Open Source Software Foundation.