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Letter to the Editor: And finally...

Dear Editor,

Just thought I'd drop you a line to congratulate your staff on such excellent coverage of Slovakia. I work for a telecoms and media publishing company as a journalist, and we regularly cover Slovakia in our publications. With so many Slovak news sites only available in the local language, I didn't expect my job to be easy, but thankfully I found your site! Your articles on the TV market were especially useful. I've bookmarked your site and have recommended it to my colleagues, so you can be sure it'll always be my first stop whenever I'm writing about Slovakia! Cheers!

Ben Banyard
Devon, United Kingdom

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