Benjamin Cunningham

Benjamin Cunningham

About author

Benjamin Cunningham is a Prague based writer and journalist. He joined The Slovak Spectator as a senior editor in 2013, and is a frequent contributor to Politico, The Economist, The Los Angels Review of Books and a columnist for the daily Sme. Benjamin is also a professor of journalism at Anglo-American University in Prague.

List of authors articles

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was approved for use in the EU on January 29, 2021.
If you can’t deliver — fine. Then don’t say you can. 22 h28. Feb 2021, at 16:50
Bratislava
Think about India the next time you are lined up to take a meaningless antigen test. 20. feb20. Feb 2021, at 17:26
COVID-19 vaccination in Slovakia
It's now normal for taxpayer money to be spent subsidising private for-profit businesses. 31. jan31. Jan 2021, at 21:25
US President Joe Biden
The new president is old and imperfect, but it's difficult to question his motives. 24. jan24. Jan 2021, at 21:07
The solution is to force Facebook to regulate their content more — not less. 17. jan17. Jan 2021, at 21:46
Major social media companies suspended Trump’s accounts, but not before at least five people died. 10. jan10. Jan 2021, at 11:01
There are three certainties in life. 3. jan3. Jan 2021, at 19:01
Donald Trump
Today’s conservatives work with the far right because even if their rhetorical tenor is different their core beliefs are the same. 21. dec21. Dec 2020, at 10:00
Illustrative stock photo
We were forced to rethink who essential workers are and more. 11. dec11. Dec 2020, at 14:57
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are starting to acknowledge what they really are. 7. dec7. Dec 2020, at 9:34
On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part. 27. nov27. Nov 2020, at 16:51
Nationwide coronavirus testing in Bratislava, October 31, 2020. City buses were used as testing sites too.
What music you should listen to while waiting for your next COVID test results. 20. nov20. Nov 2020, at 15:14
The results feel closer than they are. 6. nov6. Nov 2020, at 15:21
US Presidential debate.
There is only one way out of this mess. 2. okt2. Oct 2020, at 18:17
Election officials get ready to count the ballots on November 27.
More information could be a good thing for democracy. 5. aug5. Aug 2020, at 7:34
Smer MP Juraj Blanár (l) speaking to the assembly hall. PM Igor Matovič in the background.
In 2020, plagiarism is a bigger deal than it ever was, because ideas are worth more than money. 26. júl26. Jul 2020, at 20:32
A quantum mechanics principle provides a good summary of 2020 so far. 28. jún28. Jun 2020, at 16:03
Flags tied to railings outside Parliament are reflected on a wet pavement in London, January 24, 2019.
I find myself in the strange position of agreeing with Boris Johnson. 15. jún15. Jun 2020, at 6:21
Donald Trump's response is — yet another — reminder of how very bad he is at his job. 8. jún8. Jun 2020, at 11:20
Robert Fico gave a press conference in late May without a mask on his face, which is against the measures.
Doesn’t this tell us a lot about who he was all along? 31. máj31. May 2020, at 20:51