Beata Balogová

About author

Beata Balogová joined The Slovak Spectator in 2003 and became the first Slovak editor-in-chief of Slovakia’s English-language weekly. Ms. Balogová was in charge of the paper and its special publications between 2003 and 2006. She spent nine months at Columbia University’s School of Journalism from 2006 to 2007, and in June 2007 she again took over as the editor-in-chief of the paper. Prior to joining The Slovak Spectator, Ms. Balogová worked for Slovakia’s first private newswire, SITA, and the state newswire, TASR. Ms. Balogová graduated with a Master of Science degree in journalism from the School of Journalism of Columbia University in New York. She also has a Master of Arts degree cum laude from the Comenius University School of Journalism, majoring in journalism. In January 2015 she left the Spectator to lead editorial team of the SME daily paper. She continues to cooperate with the Spectator.

List of authors articles

Warning: This text contains beauty and happiness

We should not renounce other stories, those that address and inspire people to find the best within themselves. 5. May 2016, at 8:00

World Press Freedom Day

Media freedom is a fragile thing

A society without journalists will more easily follow the calling of autocrats, liars, charlatans, and dictators. 3. May 2016, at 13:34

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day.

Kiska: On election night I was waiting for a miracle

We have to learn to fight extremism actively, not tiptoe around it, says President Andrej Kiska in an interview for the Sme daily and The Slovak Spectator. He also admits he is glad elections are over and that the… 19. Apr 2016, at 12:28

President Andrej Kiska

What would a society ruled by the neo-Nazis be like?

Neo-Nazis choose their enemies easily, like a medieval inquisitor. It might as well be you. 1. Apr 2016, at 6:15

Fico does not share power

Smer kept the departments that Most-Híd and Sieť needed to carry out their priorities. 21. Mar 2016, at 14:24

Robert Fico

Smer remains without self-reflection

How will Bugár and Procházka rule with someone whose refugee-crisis-time vocabulary could beat any extremist? 15. Mar 2016, at 6:45

Smer's Robert Fico briefs on results of talks with Most-Híd, Sieť.

In the spring

People who claim that they voted for the party of Marian Kotleba for other reasons should not overlook what regime it palliates. 14. Mar 2016, at 15:16

At the grave of Jozef Tiso

Time of the extreme

It's important for the country not to be defeated. 8. Mar 2016, at 6:36

Marian Kotleba.

Who would employ thieves and loafers?

Robert Fico is just an employee too. People pay him from their taxes. 2. Mar 2016, at 12:50

How will history remember Fico?

He’d had a non-recurrent chance to do something really statesman-like. But he approached his rule as a never-ending populist campaign. 1. Mar 2016, at 6:38

Robert Fico

It matters whether children are in the hands of a frustrated teacher

The school and teachers are strong archetypes which surface in our dreams even years after we left the classrooms. 4. Feb 2016, at 13:17

"I like going to school."

Journalism must give a voice to the voiceless

Pulitzer winner: Crucial story of today is the gap between rich and poor 19. Nov 2015, at 14:49

James B. Steele

If anger turns against refugees, terrorists will prevail

Terrorists attack the foundations of our freedom. They want us to be afraid, and, led by fear, change our own values that democratic societies are built upon. 16. Nov 2015, at 17:06


TERRORISTS stole Europe’s sleep from Friday night to Saturday. They did it the way terrorists always do, feloniously hitting where it hurts the most. The attackers killed more than 120 people; Paris is bleeding and… 14. Nov 2015, at 14:07

Ari Rath

What do we fear most?

If we do not quell fear, it will befriend anger and eradicate our world. 8. Oct 2015, at 8:20

Fico sacrificed Slovakia's position in the EU

PRIME Minister Robert Fico sacrificed Slovakia's position in the European Union for the sake of his pre-election campaign.  24. Sep 2015, at 8:52

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.

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