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Beata Balogová

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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

Who are the last defenders of Europe?Plus

The European dream has always been most threatened by politicians who got stuck halfway from autocracy to democracy. 15. Sep 2016, at 18:00

The start of the Visegrad cooperation in 1991: Presidents Lech Walesa, Árpád Göncz, and Václav Havel. (in the centre)

Abuse instead of protection

The suspicions of sexual and mental abuse suggest this was not an isolated case. 15. Sep 2016, at 11:40

Lessons from Sieť

Party's breakup offers textbook example of how not to do things. 17. Aug 2016, at 13:30

Sieť party leader Radoslav Procházka
Interview with the President

Kiska: Fear is the easiest way to popularityPlus

President Andrej Kiska has no information that anything bad might happen soon in Slovakia, he said in an interview for the Sme daily and The Slovak Spectator about terrorism, extremism, NATO cooperation, Turkey and… 2. Aug 2016, at 5:56

Terror wants to turn our streets into enemy territories

The terrorist did not attack only the French crowd. He attacked all the people who gather in the streets and squares, with their children, parents, and friends. 15. Jul 2016, at 9:19

A security guard walks near the scene of an attack in the resort city of Nice, southern France.

What comes after La Grande Bouffe?

Many consume democracy as if it were an all-you-can-eat buffet. 1. Jul 2016, at 10:17

La Grande Abbuffata 1973

The day after Britain said no

The decision for Brexit is not the end of the EU, but it is the last big warning. 24. Jun 2016, at 8:31

Smer won’t give up its Kaliňák

Not in entering the government, but in the scandal of Robert Kaliňák Most-Híd and Sieť have lost their character. 13. Jun 2016, at 21:54

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák during parliamentary session on dual citizenship.

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

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