About author

Michaela Terenzani was appointed editor-in-chief in 2015. She started writing for The Slovak Spectator as a freelancer in March 2007. 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 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 #31: A true Slovak Easter is not about whipping women

What do Slovaks look forward to this weekend?18. Apr 2019, at 14:17

Spectacular Slovakia #30: Skanzen is a place where time stops moving

It always strikes me how much time it took to survive, says Naomi Hužovičová.11. Apr 2019, at 7:00


Smer could still break free from Fico. Or could it?

While his predecessor is ready for a war to defend his vision of Slovakia, Pellegrini says it is time to talk about change.10. Apr 2019, at 12:41

Departing Finance Minister Peter Kažimír (l) and PM Peter Pellegrini (r)

Spectacular Slovakia #29: Stay cool and visit a cave

The southeast of Slovakia is the heaven of caves - and some piquant 19th-century gossip.5. Apr 2019, at 7:20

Visitors to Krásnohorská Cave get spelunking outfits for the full experience.

A letter to my daughter for the future

I hope that 20 years from now you will find all this ridiculous.3. Apr 2019, at 16:19

Čaputová won on a record low turnout

She was elected president with the least number of votes in the second round recorded in the history of Slovakia.31. Mar 2019, at 10:48

Pani Prezidentka

Zuzana Čaputová’s election victory shows people have had enough of yelling, but there is hard work ahead for her.31. Mar 2019, at 9:47

Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to be elected president of Slovakia.

Čaputová becomes Slovakia's fifth president

She is the first woman to be elected president in the Visegrad region.31. Mar 2019, at 0:33

Zuzana Čaputová became the fifth Slovak president.

It seems the next president was decided in the first round

Zuzana Čaputová is on course for victory.27. Mar 2019, at 16:07

Slovakia and Switzerland have a similar mental landscape

Slovakia feels younger, Switzerland seems more colourful, says Swiss Ambassador Alexander Hoffet.22. Mar 2019, at 14:57

Swiss Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Hoffet

Spectacular Slovakia #27: Time gets telescoped in eastern Slovakia

Šariš: There’s a lot of Slovakia east of Prešov and Košice.21. Mar 2019, at 12:41

Wooden church in Ruská Bystrá.

Morality, decency and change. What do voters want from Zuzana Čaputová?

Čaputová offers scarce goods in Slovakia.19. Mar 2019, at 16:29

Zuzana Čaputová

A vote for Čaputová and against Smer

Extremists are out of the game, but we’re not safe from hearing their ideas.17. Mar 2019, at 10:09

Voters in Stará Turá (Trenčín Region)

Čaputová vs. Šefčovič: Presidential election is now narrowed down to two candidates

Results of the first round did not bring any surprises.17. Mar 2019, at 1:34

Zuzana Caputova on election night

Spectacular Slovakia #26: It's not Middle-earth, it's Spiš

Northern Slovakia is the land of valleys, rolling hills and medieval towns.14. Mar 2019, at 14:12

View from the path

Experimental gallery shrinks visitors to fit in a hamster tank

In Spišská Nová Ves, kids and grownups can try how it feels to be a hamster or an ant.14. Mar 2019, at 12:10


Presidential election: The Church could not have sent a clearer message

Every five years, Slovakia’s politicians miraculously discover their spiritual side.13. Mar 2019, at 11:20

Maroš Šefčovič

Smer is leading a proxy campaign

But Čaputová is not Kiska.7. Mar 2019, at 19:03

Maroš Šefčovič

We Americans have to take responsibility, we can’t just blame Russian trolls for planting fake news

We should be teaching everyone not only the empirical facts of history, but also how to read and write and think critically, says historian Marci Shore.7. Mar 2019, at 15:13

Marci Shore

Slovaks believe conspiracy theories more than their neighbours. Why?

Slovakia needs to improve citizens' critical thinking, but 'questioning more' can be a trap.5. Mar 2019, at 16:56

Disinformation websites are the main source of fake news. Politicians help spread hoaxes too.