Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico Shot Five Times — My Brief Thoughts on Where Violent Politics Leads to

Jakub Ferencik
12 min readMay 16, 2024

I’m sure many of you have now heard of the news that Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been shot five times on Wednesday in an attempted assassination that many journalists seem to be reporting “shocked” the country.

I will not share any detailed reporting on the shooting itself as of now, as many are actively reporting on it. It seems there is also quite a bit of disinformation and misinformation about what we know, so I will try not to exacerbate…

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Jakub Ferencik

Journalist in Prague | Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views