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Artist falls foul of Kafkaesque officials over "baby rental" website

Radio Prague |
15 February 2010

Last May a Czech photographer and graphic artist created a fake website called 'rent-a-baby.cz', to help draw attention to the high numbers of Czech children languishing in children's homes or orphanages. Eight months later the Labour Ministry had filed criminal charges against her.

Project presents stories of people killed at Czechoslovakia's borders

Radio Prague |
15 February 2010

The Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes has launched an on-line research project which will unearth more about the practices of the country's communist regime.

An Irish classic at home in Prague

Radio Prague |
15 February 2010

Story of how The Playboy of the Western World also came to be a Czech classic.

Zlín surgeon restores patient's sight after 53 years of blindness

Radio Prague |
12 February 2010

Over the past 50 years artificial corneas have returned sight to more than a hundred eyes around the world. The last such operation carried out in the Czech Republic though was a landmark success in a pioneering field.

Number of titles down but Czechs still big readers

Radio Prague |
11 February 2010

For the first time since 2005, there has been a fall in the number of books published in the Czech Republic. A regular survey by the Czech National library shows that the number of books published in 2009 was about a thousand lower than the previous year. However, despite the decrease Czechs still rank among the most avid readers in Europe and overall sales of books remain pretty much on the same level.

Škoda Auto set to gain from solid reputation as rivals suffer recalls

Radio Prague |
11 February 2010

The country's biggest exporter, Škoda Auto, is sitting pretty amid the series of recalls damaging Japanese rivals.

Techmania proves its pulling power

Radio Prague |
11 February 2010

The Czech Republic's first and only science centre has recently celebrated its first birthday.

Kotva celebrates 35 years

Radio Prague |
11 February 2010

Thirty-five years ago on Wednesday, the Prague department store Kotva opened its doors for the first time. Back in the day, a trip to Kotva was as close as most Czechs could get to real luxury.

Budget cuts encourage cooperation

Radio Prague |
10 February 2010

The Czech Centre in the Dutch capital The Hague has been promoting all things Czech since 1994. But the economic crisis has put the centre in a difficult situation.

Dozens take part in polar bear plunge in Prague's Vltava River

Radio Prague |
9 February 2010

The freezing cold weather in this part of the world has lasted for more than a month now and most people cannot wait to see temperatures rise. For the country's hardy men and women however the cold snap has brought new challenges.

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