Monday, 20 November 2017

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Milada Horáková's daughter explains role in new feature film about mother

Radio Prague |
3 November 2017

The long-awaited film about Milada Horáková, a democratic MP executed by the Communists in 1950 and perhaps the most powerful symbol of resistance to Czechoslovakia's Communist regime, officially premieres in Prague on Thursday evening.

Czech sex toy designer rolls out new product

Radio Prague |
2 November 2017

A Czech designer has won acclaim by bringing her talent to the intimate world of women's sex toys. But it has not been an easy path from idea to final sales and although new products are on the way the world market is still beckoning.

Czech industry at six year growth record

Radio Prague |
2 November 2017

The Czech Republic's manufacturing sector shows the most significant growth in more than six years, according to a report by IHS Markit released on Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), a reflection of the state of confidence in the manufacturing sector, increased to 58.5 points in October from September's 56.6 points. A score above 50 points indicates an overall improvement of the sector.

ČEZ selling Varna power plant

Radio Prague |
1 November 2017

The Czech power utility ČEZ is selling its coal-fired power plant in Varna to the Bulgarian company SIGDA OOD. ČEZ was forced to halt operations at the plant in 2015 after it failed to bring it up to EU environmental rules.

Boris Nemtsov's daughter: Putin may be undermining EU but politicians must offer solutions

Radio Prague |
1 November 2017

A Russian top politician turned opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in central Moscow in 2015. Following his murder his daughter Zhanna Nemtsova moved to Germany, where she works as a journalist and runs a foundation named after her father. She spoke at the Jihlava documentary festival.

Marcel Ophüls: I'm not sure if films are an art

Radio Prague |
31 October 2017

The veteran documentarian talks dwindling attention spans, understanding the Nazi era, America's "worst president" – and his love of elephants.

Jihlava winner explores working lives of poorest

Radio Prague |
31 October 2017

The top prize at this year's Jihlava documentary festival went to a candid exploration of conditions in some of the Czech Republic's worst-paid jobs.

Popular singer songwriter receives state national recognition

Radio Prague |
30 October 2017

One of the country's most popular singer songwriters, Jaromír Nohavica, is one this year's recipients of the highest state distinction presented by president Miloš Zeman.

Researcher at Institute for State and Law discussing legal aspects of robots and AI

Radio Prague |
30 October 2017

Earlier this year, the European Parliament's legal affairs committee caused something of a stir with a resolution aiming to grant robots legal status in order to hold them 'responsible for acts or omissions'. The move caught some off guard in what is quite complex or even uncharted legal territory.

Czech e-book library could give boost to stuttering market

Radio Prague |
30 October 2017

The first Czech online book library offering e-books of long published and new volumes has started up.

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