Piotr VaGla Waglowski

Policy Director, Fundacja ePaństwo // ePF

Piotr VaGla Waglowski
Piotr Waglowski, also known as VaGla, is a Polish lawyer, open government activist, poet, publicist and webmaster, researcher of communication processes in the paradigm of social constructionist and academic teacher specializing in media education.

For over 15 years he's edited his private Internet service VaGla.pl, ‘Prawo i Internet’ (Law & Internet), which is dedicated to the legal aspects of the information society. A founding member of the Internet Society Poland, he's recognized as one of the first Wikipedians in Poland. He's a member of the Polish Informatization Council and a former council member of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication. He's involved in several organisations, including the Center for Analysis at the ePaństwo Foundation // ePF, which is co-organizing PDF PL-CEE.

Piotr is a laureate of several prizes, eg: Internet Citizen of the Year 2001, Bronze Cross of Merit in 2005, Info Star 2010, and nominated for Internet Standard 2011 - "for almost 15 years of writing blog-portal on law and Internet, for consequent support of the freedom in The Net, for describing in easy-to-understand form difficult legal subjects, for initiating substantive discussions, for the contribution to the research on copyright law in Internet". In 2012, he received a prize from Accessible Cyberspace Forum "for exceptional contribution to the accessibility of Internet".
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