The President of Hungary, János Áder, awarded Tomasz Sakiewicz, the editor-in-chief of the weekly "Gazeta Polska", and Ryszard Kapuściński, the president of the Clubs of the "Gazeta Polska", with the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order. The website Niezalezna.pl talked about the motives for awarding with the high Hungarian distinction to the representatives of the Free Word Zone (Strefa Wolnego Słowa) with Adrienne Körmendy, former Hungarian Consul General in Krakow.

Our interlocutor emphasized that the decision of the Hungarian president to grant the decorations was a response to the request of Prime Minister Victor Orban, who wanted to especially award editor Tomasz Sakiewicz and Ryszard Kapuściński, president of "Gazeta Polska" Clubs, for exceptional merits in the renewal and strengthening of Polish-Hungarian social cooperation.

"The editor and the president of these trips - but not only - also through his journalistic and organizational activities, strengthened and developed social bonds between the broad layers of Hungarian society, who recognize Christian values ​​as true European values ​​on which the future of Europe can be built," said Körmendy.