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Prague exhibition sheds light on Czechoslovak agents sent into country by West in early part of Cold War

Radio Prague |
11 March 2009

Under communism, hundreds of people died trying to escape across Czechoslovakia’s borders into the West. However, the traffic was not all one way, as in the years following the Communist takeover of 1948, Western states sent Czechoslovak agents into the country to work secretly with the small anti-communist resistance. They are the subject of a new exhibition in Prague.

Zelenka's The Karamazovs wins Best Film at Czech Lion Awards

Radio Prague |
10 March 2009

This weekend saw the staging of the 16th annual Czech Lions – the country's main film awards.

New research throws light on predecessor of Charles Bridge

Radio Prague |
9 March 2009

he Judith Bridge was the first stone bridge in the Czech lands, and at the time of its completion in 1172 one of the few in existence anywhere in Europe.

Soundman Petr Forejt – Academy Award nominee for action thriller Wanted

Radio Prague |
9 March 2009

The sci-fi action thriller Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie, and shot largely in the Czech Republic, received a nomination for Best Sound Mixing at this year’s Academy Awards. Czech soundman Petr Forejt was part of the team.

ČR to pay laid-off immigrants to return home

Radio Prague |
5 February 2009

Foreigners in ČR (ČTK)

The Czech authorities are preparing a system under which workers from outside the EU could be given a flight ticket – and a cash incentive – to return to their countries of origin.

Should ČR stop surgically castrating sex offenders?

Radio Prague |
5 March 2009

The man, who was found guilty of raping and murdering a boy last year, has applied for surgical castration. Discussion is held whether the method of treating sexual offenders will continue in ČR.

One third of way through, how is Czech presidency of EU going?

Radio Prague |
4 March 2009

How has Prague actually been handling the presidency so far? That’s a question Radio Prague put to Petr Drulák of the Institute for International Relations.

Czech PM Mirek Topolánek leads call for EU core values

Radio Prague |
3 March 2009

hree of the EU’s top leaders made heartfelt calls in Prague today for the world’s biggest economic and trading power not to turn its back on its basic values under pressure from the world financial crisis.

Virtuoso violinist Václav Hudeček

Radio Prague |
3 March 2009

Violin (Courtesy)

Hudeček, who played London’s Royal Albert Hall when just fifteen years of age, is currently touring the world as part of the Czech EU presidency.

A Mosaic of Books

Radio Prague |
2 March 2009

Miroslav Peraica is originally from Croatia but has worked in the book trade in Prague for well over a decade and is now involved in running three of the city's English language bookshops.

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