The term Fourth Estate refers to the press and news media, both in terms of its explicit advocacy capacity and its implicit ability to frame political issues.
The motto of the newspaper is “Words change world”. Without independent journalism, there is no democracy. That is why The Warsaw Post was founded. Unlike other newspapers, The Warsaw Post does not belong to any corporation or have political affiliations. It is the voice of ordinary living people who provide information to people both in and outside Poland.
Is the Warsaw Post a non-profit or a for-profit organization?
The Warsaw Post is a rarity on the Poland media scene. It is a for-profit organization that is not owned by an oligarch and it covers most of its expenses through advertising.
Our standards and ethics
- The Warsaw Post will seek to provide reasonable accounts of competing views in any controversy so as to enable readers to make up their own minds.
- While conducting reporting for a story, the Warsaw Post reporters will properly identify themselves. Under special circumstances, such as an undercover investigation, a reporter may work unidentified, by agreement with an editor, if it is believed that in this way he or she may obtain information that is of high importance to the society.
- Reporters should advise their editors in advance where possible if they do not plan to identify themselves and after the fact if not. Reporters must consult their editors if there is doubt about the legitimacy of any proposed news-gathering tactic.
- All facts used in stories, videos, or other journalistic materials must be clearly attributed to their original source. Sources quoted in the stories must be identified using their full name. Under special circumstances, when a source has reasonable fears for his or her safety, their name may be omitted. The reason for the lack of identification must be clearly stated in the story.
- Anonymous sources are to be avoided. In special circumstances, information from an anonymous source can be used if it is of high value to society and can be independently verified through other sources.
- Falsifying a fact or a quote by a journalist is grounds for dismissal.
- The Warsaw Post shall at no time pass into the hands of any interest, group or politician.
- The integrity, independence, and freedom from bias shall at all times be fully preserved.
- The Warsaw Post provides fair and reliable news to its readers.
- The Warsaw Post shall in no way favor any political party in its coverage.
- The Warsaw Post shall always strive to present all sides of the story and let each side have a voice in it.
We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion to maintain a fair, unbiased work environment, and to enhance our ability to effectively serve the public as a media organization.
Diversity at the Warsaw Post encompasses our differences, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, physical ability, national and geographic origin, marital status, and veteran status.
Discrimination by any of these attributes goes against the Warsaw Post. Discrimination has no place in our work environment and in our coverage.