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Peter Valovič

Critical-thinking activist
Bratislava

Peter Valovič is an innovative journalist from Slovakia, who specializes in social media approaches for delivering narratives. Starting in 2008 as a local reporter for the news section of publicly owned Radio Slovakia, he established the online news section for the public Radio and Television of Slovakia in 2015, where he works today as managing editor. He invented and collaborated on several projects encouraging critical thinking, based on current social media space. Among those projects stands out Facebook community for fighting the antivaccination hoaxes, „Neverím mýtom o škodlivosti očkovania” (I don't believe myths about vaccination), active since 2012. He also co-manages a more general anti-hoax page „Prečo ľuďom hrabe” (Why the people are dumb). He gained the third place in the worldwide data journalism competition Editors Lab - World Cup in Newsroom Innovation 2016 and was nominated for the Journalist Award of the Open Society Foundation, Slovakia in 2012.

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