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The woman who exposed a mafia case

27 November 2009

Until recently Vladimíra Dvořáková was known mainly as a political scientist. Now the nation knows her especially as that courageous woman who disclosed corruption at the Law Faculty of the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň and even said that there are mafia structures dealing with university degrees.

Images saved for posterity

Prague Post |
13 November 2009

Young photographer recalls student march that ignited change.

ČR loses renowned photographers: Sitenský, Reich

Radio Prague |
18 November 2009

Both men had an important impact on 20th century Czech photography, Sitenský during World War II, and Reich during the 'Normalisation' 1970s.

Prayer for Marta

Radio Prague |
19 November 2009

Singer Marta Kubišová recalls dramatic comeback during 1989's Velvet Revolution.

Communist agreement to dialogue after pre-revolution env't protests unprecedented

Radio Prague |
12 November 2009

November 17 is the anniversary of the start of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution. But what is less well known is that six days earlier it was preceded by what has been described as the “smog revolution”, when hundreds of people – angered by the appalling state of the local environment – took to the streets in the north Bohemian city of Teplice.

Czech Switzerland bucks the trends

29 September 2009

The latest figures from the Czech Statistical Office show a continuing trend of declining arrival tourism caused by the overall economic slump in past months but this—according to heads of regional promotional organization České Švýcarsko—doesn’t apply to the Czech Switzerland National Park in North Bohemia.

Picturing Change

Transitions Online |
10 September 2009

Activism makes art for the winners of a civil society photography contest.Check out audio slide show featuring the winning entries in the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe’s photo competition.

Experts question authenticity of burčák currently on sale

Radio Prague |
19 August 2009

Burčák season is coming – but not just yet. With Czech grapes still to ripen properly, experts are warning that the burčák currently available is of dubious origin and a pale imitation of the real deal.

Picnic at the tram shack

3 August 2009

There has always been a nice custom in Prague to leave the capital on Sundays for a walk in nature followed by a nice meal in a garden restaurant.

Monster Ball

Prague TV |
29 October 2010

Up to 1,500 partygoers are expected today at Prague TV's Halloween party, which takes place in a suitably spooky location -- a deconsecrated church in the heart of the Old Town.

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