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Ryszard HOLZER Head of the Business Section, Newsweek Polska, Poland

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Ryszard Holzer is currently head of the business section of the Polish edition of the Newsweek weekly in Warsaw. This is one of the most influential weekly papers in Poland, with a circulation of ca. 130 000 copies. Previously he worked on this same post in another weekly paper Wprost, and before this as a Senior Writer of the Obserwator Finansowy, an internet portal created in 2009 by the National Bank of Poland for the purpose of education and economic debate. Before joining Obserwator Finansowy he was Deputy Editor in Chief of the Puls Biznesu, an economic daily in Warsaw, Poland (2005-2009), and before this he worked as deputy editor of the op-ed department of Gazeta Wyborcza, the largest newspaper in Central Europe. Before joining Gazeta, he worked for other Polish newspapers, including Super Express, and Życie Warszawy. He has been a Media Fellow at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University, a Kosciuszko Foundation Scholar in the United States, and a Know How Fund Journalist Training Program Scholar in Great Britain. Under communism, Holzer wrote for and edited various Solidarity periodicals, including underground journals and newspapers. He is also the author of four published books, poetry, short stories, and fairy tales.