Beata Balogová

Beata Balogová

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.

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In samizdats, not even the editorial team knew where the publication was printed and who the middleman between the editorial and the printing house was.
Who, and why, is surveilling journalists in the country. 3. Dec 2021, at 7:44
Smoke filled Manhattan days after the attack.
Hundreds of thousands of people live under the threat of terrorism every day. 10. Sep 2021, at 10:20
President Zuzana Čaputová
The president explains her steps and considerations in the recent coalition crisis. 7. Apr 2021, at 6:00
Vladimír Pčolinský
The prime minister must not take suspicions lightly if he wants his government to survive. 11. Mar 2021, at 11:18
Viktor Orbán
What remains for a member of the Hungarian minority who believes in the rule of law? 3. Mar 2021, at 14:27
Igor Matovič
Independent journalists will continue doing their job. 23. Feb 2021, at 10:12
The Vlkolínec village is on the UNESCO list.
Slovakia boasts a rich and long-rooted tradition of folk costumes and various traditional architecture. Lenka Sabová30. Jul 2020, at 12:03
Index.hu editorial after the journalists filed their resignations.
The fall of the independent news website in Hungary concerns all independent journalists in the region. 28. Jul 2020, at 11:44
Beata Balogová speaks to one of the For a Decent Slovakia protests in 2018 on behalf of Slovakia's journalists. Balogová also serves as the vice-chair of the executive board of the International Press Institute.
Small media can make contributions that far exceed their circulation number, writes Beata Balogová. 24. Apr 2020, at 7:00
The For a Decent Slovakia protest gathering in Bratislava in 2019.
Freedom is not a birthright. No generation receives freedom ready-made and perfect: pre-prepared for consumption. 6. Apr 2020, at 13:29
The new prime minister and his government will have only hours instead of the usual hundred days. 16. Mar 2020, at 12:46
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (centre) and his Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini (centre-left) during their visit at the transit zone for migrants in Röszke on the Hungarian-Serbian border.
The identity of Slovakia's Hungarians cannot be based on how they feel about Orbán. 25. Feb 2020, at 13:39
Let us think of the victims' families. 19. Dec 2019, at 14:09
Has the country survived the abductions of the state, the inoculation of Mečiar, Fico governments and the Kočner underworld without harm to democracy? 17. Nov 2019, at 18:46
Marian Kočner (r) faces charges for, among others, forging promissory notes.
Kočner's underworld will not cease to exist with his mere sentencing. 12. Nov 2019, at 13:04
Oligarch Jaroslav Haščák owns the Penta financial group.
Jaroslav Haščák tried to control the state without voters giving him that power. 16. Oct 2019, at 13:27
The media is freer, but also feels less secure.
Right of reply was introduced out of the wrong motivation with wrong timing. 18. Sep 2019, at 15:01
Viktor Orban
The region has not managed to win any key EU post. 3. Jul 2019, at 23:04
Following Smer's landslide victory in 2012, Robert Fico became the prime minister of a one-party government, unprecedented in Slovakia.
We did come close in the past. What protects us from becoming a mafia state? 5. Jun 2019, at 16:03
Balint Magyar
Viktor Orbán critic says mafia states are particularly contagious in post-Communist countries. 4. Jun 2019, at 16:25
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