Magdalena Vaculciakova

Magdalena Vaculciakova

Oaxaca, Mexico


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Magdalena Vaculciakova

I am a freelance journalist from Slovakia, currently based in Oaxaca, Mexico. I have been traveling and residing mostly in developing countries since 2014. 

I write stories of human rights and global issues. 

I reported on the reintegration process of ex-combatants in Colombia (2016), on the route of bananas and cacao from Colombia to the stores in Slovakia (2016), lives of Tibetan refugees in India (2016), on the elections from Myanmar (2012 and 2015), India and Indonesia (2014).  I also covered the consequences of typhoon Haiyan in Philippines (2014) and the consequences of tsunami in Indonesia (2013). I brought articles about illegal land grabbing due to sugar cane plantations in Cambodia (2014), human trafficking in Cambodia (2014), development projects of local NGOs working with farmers in Indonesia (2014), organic rice planting in Indonesia (2013), migration issues in Philippines (2014), human rights issues in Cuba (2012), etc. 

I am also open to cooperation with travel magazines as I have travel more than 40 countries. 

My work has been published in the most read print and online publications in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Yet, I am keen to write in English.

SKILLS

 
Czech English Spanish Slovak

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Education for Everybody. Uganda, 2010


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Kogi tribe in the mountains in Colombia.


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A path to the enlightenment. Changing Myanmar.


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An Ethiopian single mother of a girl with disabilities.


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This article is about the situation of Akha hill tribe in Northern Thailand and about the response to the difficult situation by one young Akha. Lee decided to teach his village how to grow high-quality coffee. Akha Ama Coffee is nowadays exported to many countries outside of Thailand and young Lee gives speeches on Slow Food events in the world. The article was published in Slovak daily newspaper SME.


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Life after the guerrilla brings the stories of former guerrilla members in Colombia and how they are trying to integrate themselves back into the society. The article was originally published in the Slovak magazine Plus 7 Dni. Please find the link to the original at the end of my English translation.


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Following the Dalai lama. Tibetan refugees opt to remain foreigners is a long-form story about the overall situation of Tibetans in India. This is my translation from Slovak into English. The article was originally published on MONO.sk. It won 2nd prize in Life For Dignity, Writers Competition in Slovakia. This is my translation from Slovak into English. Link to the original article is at the end of the translation.


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Stories

  • FROM A CRAFTSMAN TO AN ARTIST (Mexico)

    Oaxaca, Mexico Arts & Books, Social, Cultural July 8 @ 12:00am

    Every artist is a craftsman, but not every craftsman is an artist. In Oaxaca, there are villages where almost every family is hand making similar products. Those who make their craft an art are usually those who succeed to make a living of a disappearing tradition. Those who dare to be different,... Read more

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