Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Letter to the Editor

Dear Sir,

I want to say thanks to you for your excellent coverage of the situation between Hungarians and Slovaks [Vol. 3, No. 22] and also the articles about Gypsies and Slovaks [Vol.3, No. 21]. I especially appreciated the article you had that expressed the point of view of Gypsies concerning their situation.

When we have read Slovak publications or watched TV about the Gypsies, the interviews have always been with Slovaks expressing their point of view - and when they have written about the Gypsy point of view it has been with the intention of shedding a very negative light on their point of view.

Prejudice happens most often when one group of people has a fear of another based on exagerated misinformation - which usually is intentionally disseminated - and then it has a life of its own. You have done a good job of helping inform people. Too bad that your newspaper isn't also in Slovak.

You have remained quite objective in all of your writings, and as a result, we have complete confidence in your reliability. Keep up the good work.

Bill Baker, Košice

Top stories

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Teachers and scientist support anti-corruption march

They praise the activities of students who may change the current state of corruption.

Organisers of the first student protest, Karolína Farská and Dávid Straka.