Blog: And what a year it was

It is this closed-circle mentality that is the biggest challenge in Slovakia and the question of how much the events of this year have pushed for more openness is the most difficult one.

November 16, 2018 protest in BratislavaNovember 16, 2018 protest in Bratislava (Source: Braňo Lengyel)

At the beginning I saved them as “Protest” followed by the date, then in late March I created a folder called “Protests”, which contained sound files recorded at various protests from the “For a Decent Slovakia” series. It soon contained a sub-folder named “Farmers’ Protests” and the latest addition is “Greenpeace Protests”.

This year I have attended more protests than in my entire life, not only in my journalistic career. I have even started to recognize people whom I have met at the protests- respondents of the vox pops in the crowd. At these protests I have even met some people I know but whom I have not seen in years.

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