As part of social activities in line with the goals of SDG 16, in the past year companies and media from the Agora Group undertook mainly aid and information initiatives related to the humanitarian crisis, gender equality and actions to reduce social inequalities, as well as protect democratic values and freedom of speech in Poland. One of the numerous examples is the #Mediabezwyboru campaign, in which in February 2021 Agora’s media, along with the majority of free media representatives in Poland, stopped operating for 24 hours. It was an unprecedented action by the media industry – a joint protest against the plans to impose a financial burden called the "ad tax", which the government tried to introduce under the pretext of fighting the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another initiative influenced i.a. by the pandemic, was the Declaration of Gazeta.pl for the new times (Deklaracja Gazeta.pl na nowe czasy). In the face of the health, economic, political and climate crises intensifying in 2020, Gazeta.pl portal was the first medium in Poland to publish an editorial declaration, committing itself to supporting its readers in accessing reliable information obtained from the source and referring them directly to experts: doctors, economists and other specialists who cooperate with the portal. On 1 January 2021, the Gazeta.pl 2021 Editorial Declaration (Deklaracja redakcyjna Gazeta.pl 2021) was published, in which the editorial team undertook to focus especially on the defense of women's rights and the fight against social inequalities, as well as to act for the protection of the environment. The editors also summarized the activities for the implementation of their assumptions in the report Commitment for the new times (Zaangażowanie na nowe czasy). The report for 2021 describes, i. a., the involvement of the editorial team in the fight for the rights of women and minorities. Gazeta.pl was the first horizontal portal in Poland to create the position of Content Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusiveness. Last March the editorial team received a prestigious award in the Global Media Awards competition organized by the International Information Media Association INMA for its actions for the LGBT+ community, including the series Family+ (Rodzina+) by Nina Cieślińska. Gazeta.pl has also been involved in the social campaign Without LGBT+, there is no Poland (Bez LGBT+ nie ma Polski), during which, right before the start of the Warsaw Equality Parade in 2021, the letters "L", "G", "B" and "T" were symbolically removed from the titles and articles at Gazeta.pl as well as in other news media of the Agora Group. The action was carried out in cooperation with the MullenLowe agency and the Love Does Not Exclude Association.
In response to the non-observance of the rights of refugees on the Polish-Belarusian border, the editorial team of Gazeta.pl carried out a campaign called Memory card of the refugees (Karta pamięci o uchodźcach). Materials on the protection of human rights were submitted to the Ministry of the Interior and Administration. Another example is a fundraiser for several Lebanese families indicated by the Polish Center for the International Aid (PCPM), initiated by Gazeta.pl (similar fundraisers in 2021 were carried out by Gazeta.pl, among others, for people from Syria). The joint charity campaign of Gazeta.pl and PCPM was a great success – thanks to the portal’s readers, PLN 159 thousand were collected for the families in Lebanon to survive the winter.
In 2021, Gazeta Wyborcza launched a special offer of digital subscription To the rescue of refugees (Na ratunek uchodźcom), from which all revenues were transferred to foundations involved in helping refugees staying on the Polish-Belarusian border, including Amnesty International Poland and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. The funds were allocated, inter alia, to providing medical and sanitary assistance to migrants who camped on the Polish-Belarusian border. In less than 2 weeks, the collected amount exceeded PLN 100 thousand.