Sunday, 19 January 2020
National | Radio Prague

Almost every fifth Czech company faced a cyberattack last year, a rise of 20% year on year, according to data released by the Czech Statistics Office. The most common form of cyberattack was the so-called "distributed denial-of-service", triggering a collapse of normal traffic by overwhelming the server. However hackers also often deployed extortion programs known as "ransomware" that make data or even an entire system inaccessible until the attacker is paid off.

National | Radio Prague

Czechs have been marking the 51st anniversary of the self-immolation of Prague university student Jan Palach, who set himself alight in protest at apathy in the face of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.



National | Prague Daily Monitor

Austria's participation in yesterday's Visegrad 4 meeting allowed the four nations to align with a fifth country in many aspects. The meeting took place in Prague Castle and results were highlighted by those involved after the conference.

National | Radio Prague

The search for the Czech Republic's next ombudsman continues to be marred by controversy. After withdrawing his first nomination, the president announced a new candidate for the post, former deputy ombudsman Stanislav Křeček. However, while in that position the octogenarian had serious disagreements with the current public defender of citizens' rights.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Republic stands as one of the world's capitals of adult entertainment and pornography thanks to a perfect storm of economics, history, and its unique culture. Despite having a small population of only 10.5 million, the Czech Republic produces more than 10% of all pornographic performers in the world.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

The Lamborghini Aventador started burning around 16:00 yesterday afternoon, closing the Blanka tunnel in both directions for about one and a half hours. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

National | Radio Prague

Officials from Dvůr Králové zoo and other international organisations have announced fresh progress in efforts to save the northern white rhino, of which only two remain alive. They have now created a third embryo that would be carried by another subspecies and the next step will be to identify suitable surrogates.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

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Arts | Prague Daily Monitor

Alice Merton is coming back to Prague for a concert scheduled for February 21st. The 26 year-old German born singer has released her first full album called Mint in January 2019. The concert is part of the Colours Selection series and is sure to be a full night out.

Arts | Brno Daily

Four separate shows will be presented in English-friendly versions, including a new production by the controversial director Michal Hába based on Dostoevsky’s "The Gambler".