Monday, 9 December 2019

Life

Taking stock of democracy 30 years after the fall of communism

Radio Prague |
18 November 2019

Thirty years ago Czechs took to the streets to demonstrate for freedom and democracy, for the chance to speak their mind without reprisals, to vote in free elections and shape their own future. Today they are taking stock of the country's successes and failures, of how far they have come along the road to a liberal democracy and market economy and whether the ideals of 1989 are still alive in people's hearts and minds.

How Václav Havel turned into a leader

UniMedia |
18 November 2019

For thirty years, Vladimír Hanzel was Václav Havel's personal secretary. They met in 1986, brought together by a shared love of music. They also lived through the turbulent days of November 1989 together, which Hanzel recalled.

Prague's free museum days: What to know before you go

Expats.cz |
15 November 2019

On November 17th, as well as various dates throughout the year, you can see great works of art and amazing spaces in Prague for free.

Places of the Velvet Revolution: Federal Assembly building

Radio Prague |
15 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution approaches, we take you to places that are closely associated with the events that led to the collapse of the Communist regime in 1989. In the fourth episode of our mini-series, we visit the former Czechoslovak Federal Assembly building, where some key political changes took place 30 years ago.

Places of the Velvet Revolution: Wenceslas Square and Letná plain

Radio Prague |
14 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution draws near, we take you to places that are closely associated with the events that led to the collapse of the Communist regime 30 years ago. In the third episode of our mini-series, we visit Wenceslas Square and Letná plain, the scene of spontaneous demonstrations, which followed the brutal police crackdown on an unarmed student demonstration on November 17, 1989.

November 17, 1989 testimonies shared in new book

Radio Prague |
14 November 2019

In a remarkable work of oral history, four students with the help of former dissident and award winning author Aleš Palán have produced a 270 page history of the events that took place in Prague on November 17, 1989.

Czech man's scooter trip from Cape Reinga to Bluff

New Zealand Herald |
13 November 2019

Right leg pumping, Czech scooter rider Miroslav Machota covered the length of 90 Mile in just over five hours. That was after his wild ride down the serpentine curves of the road south of Cape Reinga. The building engineer's New Zealand adventure is a bold ambition and a chance to experience the length - and breadth - of the country.

Insignia and historical artefacts of Brno universities on display

Brno Daily |
13 November 2019

The special week-long exhibition at the Moravian Museum in Dietrichstein Palace on Zelny Trh will display historical insignia from six Brno universities, and other historical decorative items connected to the City of Brno and the South Moravian Region. The exhibition, which is free of charge, will run from 16th to 24th November.

Places of the Velvet Revolution: Laterna Magika

Radio Prague |
13 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution draws near, we take you to places that played a significant role in the events leading to the collapse of the Communist regime 30 years ago. In the second episode of our mini-series, we visit the former Laterna Magika theatre in central Prague, which served as the headquarters of the Civic Forum.

True or false: How well do you know Prague?

Honest Guide |
12 November 2019

You think you know Prague - but do you? Grab a pen and a paper and let's play a game of true or false with us!

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