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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

How to elect your mayor

When you live in a small village, you don't care about Bratislava. At home, everything is at stake.18. Nov 2018, at 9:00

We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.16. Nov 2018, at 19:37

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.15. Nov 2018, at 11:30

Spectacular Slovakia #11: What does a city boy from Brooklyn like about Slovakia?Audio

Dave Rubin came to Slovakia ten years ago and has lived in Bratislava ever since.14. Nov 2018, at 17:31


It is not enough for elites to read a good newspaper

In a democracy, we need everybody to be well informed, but people are not necessarily willing to pay for quality, says Puitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.14. Nov 2018, at 13:42

Ian Johnson

Bratislava saw a campaign of unprecedented dimensions

Municipal elections in the capital and elsewhere were also marked by a smear campaign. It does not seem to have worked.13. Nov 2018, at 14:29

The candidates for Bratislava mayor, l-r: Václav Mika, Ján Mrva, Ivo Nesrovnal and Matúš Vallo

Top lawyer: Zero-tolerance for corruption is an unrealistic aim

Peter Štrpka shares his view on Slovakia’s business environment, including the lack of a qualified workforce, corruption, business laws, and security.12. Nov 2018, at 11:40

Peter Štrpka

Another regional capital gets a "hipster mayor"

Smer lost all the regional capitals.11. Nov 2018, at 12:18

Marek Hattas won in Nitra.

Bratislavans chose Vallo's planPhoto

Architect Matúš Vallo won the election following an unprecedented campaign in the capital.11. Nov 2018, at 11:54

M.Vallo on election night.

Spectacular Slovakia #10: Take a hike off the beaten trackAudio

Canadian hiker shares her tips for hikes in Slovakia, including some that you probably have not heard of yet.7. Nov 2018, at 18:23

What would Štefánik say?

In just 100 years, Slovaks went from being a largely illiterate people with little political consciousness to a nation ready to take to the streets to defend democracy.28. Oct 2018, at 5:20

Milan Rastislav Štefánik, France, 1915.

Czechoslovakia was saving grace for Slovaks

The one-off holiday is pathetic, it betrays the ever-present Slovak separatism, says political scientist.25. Oct 2018, at 17:45

Czech and Slovak presidents laid wreaths July 29 at T.G. Masaryk’s monument in Hodonín.

Spectacular Slovakia #8: Don’t skip the soup and prepare your sweet tooth

Canadian food blogger living in Slovakia introduces traditional Slovak cuisine in a new light.25. Oct 2018, at 14:50

Danko acts outside the official foreign policy line

No need to create drama, says Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák.18. Oct 2018, at 13:20

Andrej Danko

Spectacular Slovakia #7: Twelve women in a pool and nobody says a wordAudio

American spa-goers took a trip to Trenčianske Teplice.17. Oct 2018, at 18:13

Spectacular Slovakia #6: In Slovak spas, don’t worry when they call a doctorAudio

How to prepare for a visit to Slovak spas? Don Stoll and Pat Alexy Stoll have a lot of experiences to share.10. Oct 2018, at 17:37

What do you need to know about the Constitutional Court changes?

Parliament will soon have to elect nine of 13 Constitutional Court judges, but it is still not clear under what rules.10. Oct 2018, at 16:16

Some judges of the Constitutional Court; illustrative stock photo

Will we learn from our collective failure?

Kuciak’s last, unfinished, story is not dead. Robert Fico has forgotten this, but we should not.4. Oct 2018, at 11:23

Ján Kuciak

Spectacular Slovakia #5: Where is the princess and the dragon?Audio

Canadian blogger takes you around Smolenice, a small town with a fairy-tale castle but also a lesser-known Iron Age settlement.3. Oct 2018, at 20:18

Spectacular Slovakia #4: In the footsteps of ŠtefánikAudio

Where is Brezová pod Bradlom and why should you visit it in 2018? Listen to our travel podcast to find out.27. Sep 2018, at 6:30