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Beata Balogová

Author also writes for: SME

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

How the world lost the story of old Kóhn

Let us seek stories in our families too, because one day those who could tell them will no longer be with us.4. Apr 2017, at 17:37

Great-grandfather often used to take me to the Lučenec cemetery.

Systematic murders were not “the lesser evil”

People who adore Hitler and his ally now sit in the parliament.14. Mar 2017, at 12:38

Jozef Tiso meeting Adolf Hitler on March 13, 1939

Without passion for truth we will enter a dark era

Fake news opens the door to power for populists and fascists.16. Feb 2017, at 12:53

Dubovcová spoke out even when they refused to listen

Slovakia needs someone who will not bend the definition of human rights depending on whom Robert Fico or Richard Sulík want to please.2. Feb 2017, at 15:34

Less than dozen MPs were listening to Obudswoman

Trump is America's reality

America has nothing to celebrate today, they elected the parody of the American dream.9. Nov 2016, at 8:41

The end of a newspaper

The downing of Népszabadság is another blow for media freedom in Hungary, where things that are incompatible with democracy have been happening for a long time.10. Oct 2016, at 10:44

Major Hungarian daily Nepszabadsag has stopped publication on October 8. The news came out of the blue even from its editorial staff who found themselves barred from the building on Saturday morning. They allege the government of Viktor Orbán could be behind what they called the "coup".

Michal Kováč chose courage

He said no in the times when it was easier to say yes to the machinery of mečiarism.6. Oct 2016, at 8:33

Michal Kováč died on October 5.

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

President Andrej Kiska

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.

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