Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Rusko's people leaving TV Markíza

PEOPLE close to Pavol Rusko have left TV Markíza immediately after the former Economy Minister lost his influence in the TV station.

Peter Višváder stepped down from the post of Editor-in-Chief of the station’s news department. Stanislav Pavlík, the former head of the news centre also lost his post and as of now is only responsible for sports. Rusko's wife Viera Rusková, the editor of the main news programme Televízne noviny, left as well, the SME daily reported.

The general director of the station, Vladimír Repčík, will temporarily step in for Višváder. Just who will replace Repčík will be discussed after the Slovak antitrust authority, Protimonopolný úrad, approves the takeover of Markíza by US firm Central European Media Enterprises.

According to the daily, however, an expert from the Czech Republic is already being considered to take over Repčík’s current role.

CME so far did not say anything about whether individual reporters will also be replaced.

According to Valéria Agócs, the head of the Slovak council for broadcasting and retransmission, the US owners will give the reporters a chance "to prove their loyalty and professionalism".

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Being a caregiver was an empty life

The fatal accident of the van carrying Slovak caregivers has opened a discussion on how these women work and live. The job agencies abuse both the drivers and the caregivers, a former caregiver in Austria, Angelika…

Angelika Horňáková

Slovaks produced an electric bike with the help of 3D printer Photo

The electrically-powered bicycle, claimed as the first in the world by its producer, costs the same amount as a new passenger car.

Electric bike by Kinazo Design

The day Prague fell

It is pointless to talk about the wins and losses of Czech political parties - the one who lost is the Czech Republic.

Andrej Babiš celebrates his election victory.

Transport bothers Bratislava Region

The smallest region in Slovakia has several specifics affecting various fields that will have to be addressed by respective regional authorities.

Candidates for the post of Bratislava Region's governor attending the discussion organised by the Sme daily (l-r): Juraj Droba, Milan Ftáčnik, Rudolf Kusý and Pavol Frešo.