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Dominika Badžová (Slovakia)
Dominika Badžová graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Theory and History of Art and Culture from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2021, together with her colleagues, she received a journalism award in written journalism for a series of interviews with Roma men and women in the Roma newspaper Romano Nevo Ľil. In 2023, she graduated from CEU’s Roma Graduate Preparation Program, where she wrote her final paper on Roma Dissidents in Socialist Czechoslovakia: Struggling with Human Rights through Print Culture, dealing with Anna Koptová, journalist and former director of the first Roma theater in Slovakia. Recently, she won a grant from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network where her aim is to present unique stories of Roma intellectuals from Kosovo and Serbia, visiting NGOs working with youth, minority human rights, and Roma inclusion.