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Ria Gehrerová

Ria Gehrerová

Denník N, Slovakia

r.gehrerova@newsmavens.com

Slovak journalist interested in education, Roma minority, LGBT rights and women rights.

A new trend among Slovak officials? Owning a house in Florida

With real estate prices in Bratislava as high as in Florida, many prominent politicians choose to invest their money on the other side of the Atlantic. Some are open about it, others hide their assets. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
17 Jan 2018 Slovakia

International custody disputes pose problems in Slovakia

The conflict in a Slovak-Ecuadorian family show the struggle of parents who have custody of their children but not the cooperation of their Slovak ex-partners.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Undercover at a Slovak fake news website

A blogger submitted a story translated from an English satiric website, and an "alternative news" site in Slovakia published it on their homepage as the main news.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
15 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Slovakia lifts two childbirth-related fees

Fathers in Slovakia who want to be present for the birth of their child no longer will be charged for the privilege, and expectant mothers will no longer be charged for pain-reliving epidurals.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
11 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Young attorney spearheads civil service overhaul

"The Club of the Good Will Civil Servants" wants to change the image of Slovak government workers and keep those workers enthusiastic about their jobs.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
10 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Who is the Slovak that tatooed thousands in Auschwitz?

For years, Eisenberg was afraid of sharing his story. He thought that people would accuse him of collaborating with the Nazis and taking advantage of his position in the concentration camp. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
10 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Last investigative reporting program on Slovak TV to close

Though journalists from Reportéri won many awards for their work their program is discontinued due to “poor quality of reporting, numerous errors and complaints from the public”. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
9 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Close the tap, Slovakia

Slovakia, proud of its high-quality water, has propagated drinking from the tap in numerous media campaigns. Now, it turns out that some people should switch to bottles again.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
8 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Ministry of Education dissolves think tank on education policy

After the winter holidays, Slovaks were shocked to learn that the Institute of Education Policy had been quietly dissolved during the Christmas break. The head of the institute was fired, and the remaining staff was re-shuffled to other departments.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
4 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Gambling machines go dark in Bratislava pubs

A campaign to shut down gaming machines in pubs won widespread support after activists touted the ban as a way to protect families from being hurt by gambling addiction. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
3 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Happy Birthday, Slovakia! The country turns 25 

Quarter of a century after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, known as the “Velvet Divorce”, Slovaks look back at the triumphs and failures of their young democracy.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
3 Jan 2018 Slovakia

Honey, a must-have for Slovak Christmas, is usually no better than sugar

Researchers tested the honey sold in shops before Christmas and the results will disappoint quality food aficionados.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
25 Dec 2017 Slovakia

You cannot stop the devils from marching in Slovakia

A seemingly minor Christmas festivity in the town of Piešťany exposed tensions between religious and lay residents. As the date of the festive “march of the devils” approached, some prepared their outfits and others -- protest banners.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
22 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Proudly presenting the Slovak of the year -- our president

It is an unusual situation that the intelligentsia is fond of a Slovak politician, but this year is different. Andrej Kiska brought humanity into politics, as he presents consistent anti-racist and anti-fascist views.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
21 Dec 2017 Slovakia

27 million in vain -- a costly mishap of the Slovak judiciary

When ankle monitors for convicts were introduced in Slovakia, it seemed like an excellent way to save money. Today, we know that the cost of one person with such monitor is about half a million euros. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
20 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Can a criminal adopt a child? Yes, in Slovakia

The man is now accused of pedophilia, pornography and sexual abuse. Will this case inspire a change in the adoption system?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
19 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Facebook deals a cruel blow to Slovak media

Facebook's experimental Explore Feed, currently tested in Slovakia, has caused a drastic decrease in impressions and interactions for the fanpages of many media outlets. Meanwhile, pages that propagate conspiracy theories prosper.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
18 Dec 2017 Slovakia

No legal experience necessary to become a constitutional judge

Why appoint a judge when you can employ a politician or a public notary at the Constitutional Court? With this move the Slovak president breaks a three-year-long impasse.  
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
15 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Citizens and politicians disagree over decline of corruption in Slovakia

A few embassies, mostly from the Anglosphere, have praised Slovakia for its battle against corruption and its improved ranking in the Transparency International corruption index. However, these accomplishments came as a surprise to most Slovaks.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
13 Dec 2017 Slovakia
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