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Brazilian-born journalist Fabiano Golgo on Czechs, censorship and being a provocateur

Radio Prague |
21 December 2010

When he first came to Prague nearly 15 years ago, he came as a cultural anthropologist to study the Czech people, a subject that never ceases to amaze him. Since his arrival, however, Fabiano Golgo has earned quite a reputation on the Czech media scene.

PLAY – Petr Nikl's unique project at Prague's Mánes Gallery

Radio Prague |
20 December 2010

A unique show on at Prague's Mánes Gallery is continuing to attract visitors like no other, the latest collaboration between respected artist and performer Petr Nikl and dozens of contributing artists. Called PLAY, the show invites visitors of all ages, from children to seniors to complete, destroy, co-author or interact with existing installations, which range from musical sculptures to piles of found objects that can be arranged and rearranged anyway you like.

Heritage preservation officials launch new website to assess the changing face of Prague

Radio Prague |
20 December 2010

Czech heritage preservation officials have launched a new website in the hope of sparking a broad debate on the changing face of Prague. The project's initiator, art historian Richard Biegel, says that it is time to learn from the city's mistakes in the past twenty years.

"Sexist Piggy" awards highlight most sexist advertisements

Radio Prague |
20 December 2010

The second annual "Sexist Piggy" awards were handed out last week for the most sexist ads of the year. The contest, organized by the Brno-based NGO Nesehnutí, wants to draw attention to offensive and stereotype depictions of men and women in advertising.

First Prague exhibition for "voyeur" photographer Miroslav Tichý

Radio Prague |
17 December 2010

Miroslav Tichý was nearly 80 years old when the surreptitious photographs he had taken of women and girls decades earlier were exhibited publicly for the first time.

Harry Pollak, the man who saved Aston Martin

Radio Prague |
17 December 2010

Mr Pollak gives an account of his extraordinary life in his recently published memoirs.

Czech politicians are better at denying corruption than media are at exposing it, says pundit

Radio Prague |
17 December 2010

Czech Environment Minister Pavel Drobil stepped down on Wednesday. Radio Prague spoke to the commentator Erik Best about the implications of the latest Czech corruption scandal.

Brno footballers face lie-detector tests after poor spell

Radio Prague |
17 December 2010

FC Zbrojovka Brno's owner, Roman Pros, says that in view of widespread speculation that the players could be deliberately fixing matches it is time to face the problem squarely.

Environment minister steps down amidst corruption scandal

Radio Prague |
16 December 2010

The Czech environment minister, Civic Democrat Pavel Drobil, has announced his resignation over a corruption scandal at the ministry. Mr Drobil's decision came hours after the daily Mladá fronta Dnes exposed practices aimed at channelling money from the ministry-controlled State Environmental Fund.

Tent to help Prague's homeless could go up in ten days

Radio Prague |
16 December 2010

With severe weather conditions to continue, NGOs in Prague, the city's Centre for Social Services and local legislators are negotiating a plan to help the city's homeless: a tent "city" where some 300 people could find emergency shelter.

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