Simona Janíková has worked for Hospodářské noviny (HN) in Czech Republic.

In 2020, she became regional editor of HN in the Moravian- Silesian region, returning to her home region after eight years in Prague. In Ostrava, she broadened her scope - she also wrote about politics, elections, the environment, events in industry, etc. and also built up a network of contacts. She gave birth to her first child at the end of 2022 and has been on parental leave since then. Since she has been back in Ostrava, she sees that it makes sense to write for the local community, the texts can be more targeted and as a journalist she is closer to her readers. She believes that working in the region can have a real and quicker impact, and the audience can resonate with the texts long after they are published. That is why she resigned from HN in August 2023 and sees the founding of Okraj as a meaningful project.

Simona Janíková

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Simona Janíková
Freelance journalist

Supported projects

Okraj - Investigative and Analytical Newsroom in Moravian-Silesian Region

  • Journalism & Media

OSTRAVA - The Moravian-Silesian Region lacks independent investigative journalism for the proper functioning of local democracy. That is why we will establish a new independent media outlet "Okraj", an investigative and analytical regional editorial office that will not deal with daily news, but rather with the production of complex, contextual articles covering politics, environment, minorities, social issues and more.