Tuesday, 19 February 2019

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Czechs mark 20th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

The Independent |
18 November 2009

At the personal invitation of Vaclav Havel, the BBC's Nick Fraser returns to Prague where he reflects on the events that led to the end of over forty years of Communism.

A peek at Písek

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
16 November 2009

Písek is a pleasant riverside town not far from where the waters of the Otava River join the mighty Vltava below Zvíkov castle.

Memoirs of a revolutionary

Radio Prague |
16 November 2009

I remember exactly what I did on the night of Friday 17 November, 1989 – I was on a date, Radio Prague's reporter shares his memories of the revolutionary days 20 years ago.

Revolutions Of '89: For one Czech family, gains but also disillusionment

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty |
16 November 2009

The Homola family talks about a revolution "stolen" by corrupt networks of politicians and businessmen who are never punished for wrongdoing.

Czech-Japanese entrepreneur on how Velvet Revolution changed his life

Radio Prague |
13 November 2009

As an expert in his field, Tomio Okamura makes numerous appearances monthly on TV and radio and is also jury member on a well-known business reality programme. His success, in a way he says, is linked to one thing: the Velvet Revolution.

Father and son, 20 years after the Velvet Revolution

Radio Prague |
13 November 2009

The fall of communism turned around the lives of millions of people. In a special edition of Czechs Today we talk to a father and son of the same name about how this dramatic change affected their lives.

Cycling halfway round the world to combat climate change

Radio Prague |
12 November 2009

What are you doing to fight climate change? That’s what Australian environmentalist and social worker Kim Nguyen wants ordinary people to ask themselves. For his part, he’s bicycling from Brisbane, Australia to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why in the hell are you out here, Grant?

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
12 November 2009

It's cold and gray and cloudy, but the clouds are not distinguishable as clouds. It's also cold, a damp cold that slices through your skin and into your bones. What better time, then, to go for a bike ride!

Nostalgia, celebration and criticism 20 years later

CBW |
12 November 2009

As tumultuous as the modern world may be, looking back 20 years one can see a world that was arguably far more chaotic.

The story behind Václav Havel’s first political poster

The Wall Street Journal |
12 November 2009

The public’s first glimpse of the Philosopher-King Václav Havel, as relayed by Czech photographer Pavel Hořejší for Czech trade magazine Typo.

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