Wednesday, 22 August 2018
National | EurActiv/AFP

Czech filmmakers said on Tuesday they were launching a rotating hunger strike in solidarity with their imprisoned Ukrainian colleague Oleg Sentsov. Sentsov, a 42-year-old director and Kremlin critic, has entered day 100 of a hunger strike in protest against his imprisonment in Russia on terror charges. He is demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners being held in Russia.

National | Radio Prague

One of the key events marking Tuesday's anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion was a memorial at Czech Radio, scene of the worst violence on August 21, 1968. However, the ceremony was partly overshadowed by a raucous demonstration against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.



National | Radio Prague

Three separate fires broke out in a forest in the Pilsen region in the west of the country on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty fire-fighter units have been called out to bring the blaze under control. The emergency services have also deployed a helicopter.

National | Radio Prague

More than 90 percent of the area of the Czech Republic has been affected by drought, according to a report carried out by a scientific team within a project called InterSucho.

National | Radio Prague

Greenpeace activists have staged a protest outside a supermarket on Prague's náměstí Republiky to protest against single-use plastic and excess plastic packaging. Similar events, dubbed "operation Plastic Attack", were initiated in the United Kingdom and has since spread to other countries around the world.

Prague | Prague TV

Prague City Hall wants to reduce the public transit fare for students and seniors from Sept. 1, 2018, to CZK 1,280 a year. The discount will cost City Hall about CZK 208.5 million annually. The discount should be approved by the Prague City Council next week.

National | Radio Prague

Czech driver Milan Kučera, who survived the disastrous collapse of a bridge in Italy's Genoa, has been released from a local hospital there. The 46-year-old man, who works for the Prague-based haulage company SPED-IT, suffered several broken ribs, bruised lungs and a broken nose.

Life | Radio Prague

Finns Pentti Avomaa and Markku Pekonen were students when they visited Prague in August 1968, keen to learn about Communist Czechoslovakia's liberal reforms at first hand. However, soon after their arrival they found themselves caught up in a Warsaw Pact military operation to crush the Prague Spring.

National | Radio Prague

Johnny Krcmar was a journalist working for the ČTK news agency at the time of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Like millions of others he was woken up in the early hours of August 21st to learn that his country had been invaded by the armies of the Warsaw Pact.

Cinema | Prague TV

The cast of a Hollywood film was among those caught up in the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. In the summer of 1968, producer David L. Wolper decided to film a World War II movie called The Bridge at Remagen just south of Prague after they couldn't get permission to film in West Germany, as it would interrupt river traffic.

Life | BBC News

The act of building puppets has long been a form of protest for the Czech people.

Sport | Prague TV

The fifth D+D REAL Czech Masters tournament will feature Padraig Harrington. The Irish golfer has won three majors — two Open Championships and one PGA Championship.