Ada Petriczko


Freelance journalist and foreign correspondent from Poland, reporting on social justice, gender and culture. As a regular contributor to the country's largest liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza, Ada specializes in long narrative features and interviews. She has also collaborated with Vespucci Group, Are We Europe and Przekrój among many.

Over the past seven years, she has travelled extensively, reporting from South Asia, South America and Europe. She interviewed state leaders and Man Booker Prize-winning authors; she covered social crises and film festivals. However, a common thread through her stories are women. Between 2017 and 2019, Ada served as an editor at NewsMavens – the first European newsroom run entirely by women, to counter the underrepresentation of female journalists in the media industry. As the curator of Polish news, she covered the rise to power of the current government and the impact of their nationalist policies on the state of women’s rights in Poland.

Currently, she is working on a non-fiction narrative book about womanhood in India for Agora publishing house.  She is also experimenting with podcasts.

Fellow of the International Women Media Foundation and the Reporters in the Field programme. Co-author of Playbook - the guide to cross-border journalism published by the Robert Bosch Foundation. Nominated for “best feature writing” at the national journalistic competition “Wrażliwy” for the story of acid attack survivor, Reshma Qureshi. Graduated from Goldsmiths College in London, the University of Warsaw and the Polish School of Reportage.