In the tenth part of “The Slovak Snapshots” podcast, we’ll traverse through a diverse landscape of news in Slovakia. From groundbreaking scientific achievements that will leave you in awe, to inspiring community initiatives that’ll warm your heart, we’ve got it all covered. This podcast is purely about Slovakia in English.
On Monday, November 13, Robert Fico issued a press release announcing the four news organizations are not welcome at the premises of the Government Office of the Slovak Republic adding that “We will review their access and work. Until then, they are uninvited guests.”
In 1989, just eight days after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a student protest against communist rule was violently staged in Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia. The crackdown on November 17th only strengthened the protest movement, and within days hundreds of thousands of people were in the streets, starting the Velvet Revolution, the beginning of the end of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
Slovak skier Petra Vlhová won the opening slalom of the new World Cup season in a commanding manner. In Levi, Finland, she performed the fastest ride in both rounds and triumphed with a victory of 1.41 seconds ahead of the German Lena Dürr.
The podcast used a short sample from youtube.com/SME and youtube.com/EUROSPORT.
“The Slovak Snapshots” podcast is written and recorded by Zorislav Poljak in cooperation with Ivan Hrušovský and Peter Hanák.