The founder of one of the popular weeklies passed away. The journalist and politician have aroused controversy for years
Jerzy Urban passed away.
According to the portal “Wiertualna Polska”, Jerzy Urban died at the age of 89. He was a journalist, publicist and journalist. He was the government spokesman during the Polish People's Republic. He is considered to be one of the main creators of censorship and propaganda that operated in our country at that time. He was the editor-in-chief of “Nie” and it was the editors of the weekly that published the information about his death.
Jerzy Urban is dead
Jerzy Urban was born on August 3, 1933 in Łódź. His father, Jan Urabach, was an activist of the Polish Socialist Party. He moved to Lviv with his family in the first weeks after the outbreak of World War II. At that time, Jerzy's parents decided to adopt Soviet citizenship and change their name to Urban.
Jerzy Urban began studying journalism in 1951. However, he never finished them. However, this did not prevent him from working in this profession. He wrote for “Nowa Wieś” and “Simply”. In the latter, he became the head of the political department.
He wrote to “Polityka”, although his columns appeared under pseudonyms, not under his real name. During the government of Edward Gierek, he wrote texts that openly attacked “Solidarity” and Lech Wałęsa, who was at its head.
In 1981 he was entrusted with the function of the government spokesman. He performed this function until the end of the functioning of the popular system. At that time, he organized weekly press conferences, which Wojciech Jaruzelski used to spread the propaganda message.
Jerzy Urban hit not only Lech Wałęsa and Solidarity, but also Ryszard Kukliński and Father Jerzy Popiełuszko. After the fall of the Polish People's Republic, the “Nie” weekly magazine was submitted. For a long time he remained favorable to leftist circles, although with time he began to strongly criticize Aleksander Kwasniewski and Leszek Miller.
Jerzy Urban died on Sunday night 3 October.
We express our sympathy to Jerzy Urban's family, relatives and friends.