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Greta Thunberg followers in Slovakia say local is important

Slovaks still do not fully understand the threats of climate change. Students from Fridays For Future are trying to change this.Soňa Otajovičová, 28. Feb 2020, at 23:55

Protests Fridays For Future will take place in Bratislava, Košice and Liptovský Mikuláš.
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More than 100 kilograms of waste pulled out of Tatra lakes

Divers also found an unexploded grenade.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Feb 2020, at 23:53

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FFF Slovakia: Politicians lack courage to tackle climate change

The movement has a message for Slovakia's next prime minister.Peter Dlhopolec, 28. Feb 2020, at 22:41

Students skip their classes and come to the Košice promenade to take part in the Fridays for Future protest on September 20, 2019.
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Glossary: Climate change worries young Slovaks

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Feb 2020, at 22:37

Students partake in a climate protest organised by Fridays for Future Slovakia in Banská Bystrica on September 20, 2019.
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Civil society seen as the best cure to safeguard democracy

Relations between NGOs and the state are not defined by mutual trust.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jan 2020, at 11:34

Martin Gierl serves as the Plenipotentiary of the Government of Slovakia for the Civil Society from 2014
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Free society: A strong government, businesses, but also a functioning civil society

Co-CEO of the Pontis Foundation Michal Kišša talks about Pontis' projects and more.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jan 2020, at 11:33

Co-CEO of the Pontis Foundation Michal Kišša
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Glossary: Civil society exists regardless of the regime

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jan 2020, at 11:32

Greenpeace Slovakia installs a pan on which the Earth gets symbolically fried on Hodža Square in Bratislava on September 9, 2019
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Mental health not seen as a priority by the state

IPčko needs more funds to run helplines for young people.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jan 2020, at 11:21

Civic association IPčko launched its first online mental health helpline to support the youth in 2012
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Whistleblowing is like a visit to the dentist's

You know it will hurt but you also know it is the right thing to do, says Pavol Szalai.Peter Dlhopolec, 13. Dec 2019, at 12:17

Pavol Szalai
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Football officials convicted of sports corruption in Slovakia

The court has fined and sentenced 13 convicts to three years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Dec 2019, at 11:54

Defendants during a public hearing in the corruption case of SFZ delegates and referees at the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok on November 27, 2019
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Glossary: It is not an easy decision to report corruption

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Dec 2019, at 11:53

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Corruption starts with an individual

A survey found 80 percent of Slovaks believe corruption is now a more serious problem than before.Peter Dlhopolec, 13. Dec 2019, at 11:53

Let’s Stop Corruption Community of about 50 members has created local branches in regions to fight and talk about corruption with locals
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A Slovak bot to uncover fake news in Lithuania

Checkbot has checked more than 11,000 links in Slovakia.Peter Dlhopolec, 22. Nov 2019, at 8:16

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation
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Checkbot educates and warns. It never tells the truth

Nearly one half of Slovaks tend to believe disinformation.Peter Dlhopolec, 22. Nov 2019, at 4:26

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation
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A campaign helps the elderly uncover hoaxes

The educational campaign Old Age Touches Everyone runs until December.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Nov 2019, at 4:25

The educational campaign Staroba sa nás dotýka (Old Age Touches Everyone) warns seniors citizens in Slovakia against online threats and disinformation
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Glossary: Checkbot educates and warns. It never tells the truth

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Nov 2019, at 4:23

Checkbot from Slovakia, running on Facebook Messenger from March 2019, aims to educate Slovaks about and warn them against disinformation
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Glossary: Velvet Revolution fails to fire student interest

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator…Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Oct 2019, at 7:25

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Velvet Revolution fails to fire student interest

Teenagers struggle to imagine life without freedoms.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 25. Oct 2019, at 7:25

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Memories of the Velvet Revolution

Researcher Ľubica Lacinová recalls her life under communism and the events of 1989 in a podcast interview.Peter Dlhopolec, 25. Oct 2019, at 7:25

November 1989 in Bratislava
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Comics tell the story of the Velvet Revolution for those who were not there

Each book is produced by a different duo of Slovak writers and illustrators.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 25. Oct 2019, at 7:25

Covers of comics
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