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Agnieszka Balut

Journalist, photographer and painter. In 1984-1989 she studied art in Poland and Germany (private painting, ceramics, sculpture and conservation lessons)

In 1995 she acquired Master’s Degree in Biology from College of Biology. In 1996 she started Television and Press Journalist studies at American-German Center of Practical Journalism in Warsaw and received a diploma in 1998. The same year she produced a documentary film “Imek” that was shown on Polish TV the same year.

In 2002 she received a postgraduate degree from the Television Journalism at University Estácio de Sá in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.


In 1984-1994 she was involved in different art activities including making conservations, ceramics, painting (mural and oil) and gilding in Poland and Germany. Shortly after that she worked for three different TV programs; TV Information Agency –Channel 1 News, Journalistic Program “ Attention Center” and TV Polonia “ Cultural Program “Panteon” preparing TV report and short commentaries. At the same time she initiated cooperation with polish newspaper “ Life”. In 1998 she moved to Brazil and started her social work at the slums of Rio De Janeiro, mostly in Da Mare Complex. At the same time, she continued her cooperation with different international newspapers and worked on different scripts for independent TV producers. She also continued working on a book about cultural diversities in Brazil, designing book layers, painting and doing her photographic work.

Languages: Polish, Portuguese, Russian, English, Spanish.

Interviews, goods and reports:

Interview given for Radio Vatican on "The voluntary work in the most lacking areas of Rio de Janeiro", on the 18/10/1998.

Report done by polish television and emitted in the TV Information Agency - Channel 1 News - "The social work in Da Mare Complex -

Rio de Janeiro", on the 25/08/1998.

Article - "Needs of the families in Da Mare Complex - Rio de Janeiro" in the Journal "Polish Daily News" (New York - USA), published on the 15/12/2004.



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