ECREA Central and Eastern European Network truly regrets the death of Dr. Karol Jakubowicz
who was a giant spirit in media and communication studies, simultaneously personifying and overgrowing media scholarship in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
Dr. Karol Jakubowicz was Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of the UNESCO Information for All Programme, and Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services at the Council of Europe.
He worked in academia at the University of Warsaw, as visiting professor at the University of Dortmund, and at the Amsterdam School of Communication.
Dr. Jakubowicz also worked for many years at the National Broadcasting Council of Poland.
He served as an expert on the media in Poland, as well as for the European Union, European Broadcasting Union, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
widely contributed to the development of democratic media regulation in Poland, and - with his
valued recommendations and expertise - in several other countries in Central and East Europe.
was a visionary, and a true public servant.
We all feel privileged to have been able to get to know Karol
was a warm, attentive, intellectual man who inspired everyone around him.
was exceptionally well informed on many issues - on media transformations and the need for policies, new technologies and broadcasting changes.
was influential in following his
was very honest.
CEE region has lost an intellectual giant.
generous spirit will be part of our collective memory for the years to come.
Remembering Karol Jakubowicz: Scholar, Policymaker and Friend