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Michaela Terenzani

About author

Michaela Terenzani was appointed editor-in-chief in 2015. She started writing business stories for The Slovak Spectator as a freelancer in March 2007. She has been in charge of the student section, Spectator University, since October 2007 and currently covers the political news. Ms. Terenzani received her bachelor degree at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Trnava in 2006. During her studies she spent a semester at the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus. In August 2007 she was awarded an HSP Huygens scholarship by the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science, which enabled her to do an MA programme in Euroculture. In her studies she focused on nationalism, collective memory, mythology and communication. In 2009, Ms. Terenzani received a joint MA degree in Euroculture from the University of Groningen and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

List of authors articles

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery)Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.19. Sep 2018, at 18:06

He survived the Paris attacks: Slovakia healed me, he says

I stepped back into life and learned to live again here. I don’t think I could have done it in Paris, says Thomas Tran Dinh.18. Sep 2018, at 12:22

I found people in Slovakia who try to understand and balance things, says Thomas Tran Dinh.

Spectacular Slovakia #2: Running and sightseeing in BratislavaAudio

Where to go for a run in Bratislava? Anna Fay shares her tips with active travellers.12. Sep 2018, at 16:25

Have your say

The municipal election campaign has begun. Foreign residents can – and should – vote.11. Sep 2018, at 7:15


Spectacular Slovakia #1: Bratislava vs. ViennaAudio

Listen to the first episode of our travel podcast, with tips on how to make the best of your trip to Bratislava.6. Sep 2018, at 8:48

Are Slovaks too Nordic to chat?

It’s not just foreigners that struggle to connect.29. Aug 2018, at 10:30

The main railway station in Bratislava
50 years since 1968

Yuri Dojc: I did not want to live under occupation

Slovakia is not even close to what I remember from my life here, says the Canadian-Slovak photographer.17. Aug 2018, at 9:25

Yuri Dojc today: "A reflection of an older man in the mirror with glimpse of an attractive woman , who is my wife"
50 years since 1968

We were on the run, but we were welcomedPhoto

Slovak-Swiss writer Irena Brežná was forced to emigrate but found a way to fill her life with meaning in a foreign land.16. Aug 2018, at 13:00

Irena Brežná arrives to Switzerland.
50 years since 1968

Our emigrants’ stories: lessons in humanity

Slovaks who fled the 1968 occupation tell us what it means to be a refugee.15. Aug 2018, at 13:01

Pictures from The Gift pantomime show. Milan Sladek wrote it in the Swedish Goteborg in 1969 as a metaphor of Czechoslovakia's cohabitation with the Soviet Union.

Abduction: Kaliňák took a polygraph test

The Interior Minister plans to meet the German ambassador to reassure him her ministry will cooperate.7. Aug 2018, at 20:21

Robert Kaliňák

Abduction: President says he does not trust the interior minister

General Prosecutor and former prime minister Fico accuse Kiska of abusing the case for politics.6. Aug 2018, at 17:14

General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár (r)

Abduction: Kaliňák says he is ready to take a polygraph test

Robert Kaliňák insists Denník N cited “imaginary police officers.” Opposition mentions early elections.3. Aug 2018, at 16:04

Trinh Xuan Thanh

More reasons to stay

Excluding people doesn’t just affect those who choose to leave.18. Jul 2018, at 9:39

Authorities to extradite asylum seeker to Russia. Against international law, say NGOs

Human rights watchdogs warn that Slovakia is about to violate a request of the UN Human Rights Committee and extradite an asylum seeker to Russia.16. Jul 2018, at 13:19

Law firm files a criminal complaint over newspaper article

Michal Havran should hope he will only suffer punishment from the state and not God’s punishment, the firm says.10. Jul 2018, at 16:12

Catholic priest Marian Kuffa

Slovaks have discovered podcastingAudio

The format is still fresh and new for the audience. Slovakia is experiencing a boom in podcasts.4. Jul 2018, at 18:22

Welcome to Slovakia?

Following Henry Acorda’s horrific killing, businesses need to stand up.19. Jun 2018, at 8:42

June 8 gathering in Bratislava

10 quotes from the president’s speech

President Andrej Kiska gave his state of the republic address to the parliament. What did he tell the MPs?13. Jun 2018, at 18:18

Andrej Kiska in parliament.

AmCham: Attacks like the one on Henry Acorda have no place in civilised society

Businesses employing foreigners speak up against violence and racism in the wake of the brutal attack.8. Jun 2018, at 0:06

People have lit candles at the place where Henry Acorda was attacked.

Man who killed expat in Bratislava is behind bars

Police seek witnesses and information on the attack. Commemorative gatherings planned for Wednesday.6. Jun 2018, at 6:54

Juraj Hossu arrives to court