original reporting by Pavla Holcova, edited for VSquare by Eva Kubániová The town of Poprad – a gateway to the region of the High Tatras in northern Slovakia – has been attracting the Italian underworld for many years. In March 2017 we went with Ján Kuciak to the most popular Slovak mountains to find out what lied […]
Slovak controversial businessman was trying to become an icon of alternative media – with mainstream journalists being one of his main target. Until he was put in jail. blog post by Martin Turček of aktuality.sk Marian Kočner is Slovakia’s notorious ‚‚controversial businessman‘‘ – called that way even by the Slovak media. Since the ‘90s, when mafia […]
Almost 70 landfills have been on fire in Poland since the beginning of the year. Tons of toxic substances have entered the environment, the impact of which will be felt over the years. All of these because China started to care for the environment and stopped importing waste materials. Poland took over. blog post by […]
On August 1st, 2012, Slovak parliament was electing a new director general of Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS) from among two candidates, Jaroslav Rezník and Václav Mika. Mika, who was behind several successful television and radio projects, was chosen. It was a day when a new chapter in the history of Slovak public TV […]
Polish journalists created a fictitious expert who managed to obtain sensitive information from the circle of one of the government ministers – using only Twitter and email accounts. The story exposed the weakness of the Polish state, ineffective against the mechanisms of information war.