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Situation in Iran among themes of 2010 One World festival

Radio Prague |
11 March 2010

The special theme of One World 2010 is Focus on Iran. Then Green Challenges, which is an ecology section, and Tolerant Intolerant, which focuses on nationalism and neo-Nazism in Central Europe.

Minister slams public broadcaster for showing communist era news

Radio Prague |
11 March 2010

Michael Kocáb, the human rights minister, has slammed the public broadcaster Czech TV for showing daily bulletins from the communist era. It is the same, he says, as if German TV showed Nazi-era news in the 1960s.

Prague hosts machine translation marathon

Radio Prague |
10 March 2010

Prague's Charles University recently hosted an unusual marathon which tested the capacity of various machine translating systems. The annual event is part of the Euromatrix project, which aims to establish machine translation systems for all European languages.

EnvMin seeks to stem disappearance of farmland under new development

Radio Prague |
10 March 2010

Agricultural land is fast disappearing under concrete in the Czech Republic and the pace is getting faster rather than slowing down. That is one of the main reasons why the Ministry of Environment is making a last minute bid to pass a new law that could put a brake on the process.

New party bets on popularity of charismatic leader

Radio Prague |
9 March 2010

TOP 09 leader Karel Schwarzenberg and his team have just launched an unusual campaign aimed at getting young Czechs to vote.

Anna Kareninová

Radio Prague |
9 March 2010

A leading Czech literary translator and editor who also does the subtitles for a lot of the films that appear on the country's cinema and TV screens.

Prague-based fusion band Al-Yaman releases new album Insanyya

Radio Prague |
8 March 2010

It's a long way from the Czech Republic to Yemen, but you can cover the distance of nearly 6,000 km in less than an hour.

Will Mucha's Slav Epic be shown in Japan?

Radio Prague |
5 March 2010

Japanese promoters have expressed interest in bringing to Japan one of the most grandiose pieces in the history of Czech art, Alphonse Mucha's Slav Epic. But both the city of Prague, which owns the work, and Mucha's grandson are hesitant to let it travel so far.

Prague link established with Shoah Foundation video archive of Holocaust survivors

Radio Prague |
5 March 2010

Prague is one of a few sites in Europe that has been chosen as an access point for Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's collection of Holocaust recollections. The link with the Spielberg-financed Shoah Foundation has already created strong interest locally after only a few weeks.

The Black Dogs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club – not your typical bikers' club

Radio Prague |
5 March 2010

Most days, Aleksi Šedo is an experimental oncologist at Charles University's Faculty of Medicine. But when he meets with his brothers from the Black Dogs motorcycle club, Šedo no longer goes by his real name.

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