Jarmila Balazova

Country of residence

Czech Republic




Jarmila Balazova (1972, Brno) is a Czech journalist, moderator and Roma activist. In 1997 she graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in journalism. Between 1992-1998 she worked at the Czech Radio in the Roma editorial office, where she was preparing the Roma broadcast „O Roma vakeren”. Since 1997 she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Romani monthly „Amaro gendalos”. Since 1999 she has been working on Czech Television as a dramaturgy of programs for children and youth and has been the host of the children discussion program called “Tykadlo” and the talk show by Jarmila Balážová. On TV Nova stated agenda “Áčko”.  In the years 2003-2014 she was editor-in-chief of the monthly „Romano voďi”.  Between 2002 and 2013, she worked with Czech Radio 6 where she prepared and featured programs Human Rights Focus, Studio STOP, Interview, Focus on Young and Sciences Speech. Until 2014 she acted as chairwoman of the board of directors of ROMEA. Since 2014, she has been working as Press Secretary for Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier, since November 2015, she has been in the same position at the Ministry of Education.