Thursday, 21 November 2019

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Exhibition highlights Kundera's relationship to translations

Radio Prague |
4 October 2019

An exhibition now running in Prague puts the spotlight on translated works by the Brno-born writer Milan Kundera.

Students launch "Don't Let it Pass" webpage to stop bullying

Radio Prague |
4 October 2019

Bullying in Czech schools is on the rise. Although statistics indicate that more than half of Czech primary and secondary school students have either experienced or witnessed bullying, some schools remain in denial, claiming they don't have a problem. Two years ago, three high school students took the matter into their own hands, setting up a web page where students or victims of bullying can report the abuse and get help.

Gott's Mona Lisa to be put up for auction

Radio Prague |
4 October 2019

As tributes to the late Czech singer Karel Gott pour in from at home and abroad following news of his death, the Kodl Art Gallery in Prague has announced it is putting one of the singer's paintings up for action. Although Karel Gott was a self-taught painter interest in it is expected to be huge.

Researcher files motion to reopen Jan Masaryk murder case based on police inspector's secret tape

Radio Prague |
3 October 2019

Czech Radio has received a unique sound recording of events surrounding the mysterious death of Jan Masaryk, the son of Czechoslovakia's first president. The beloved foreign minister was found dead in the courtyard beneath his apartment window two weeks after the Communist coup of February 1948.

Czech pop music legend Karel Gott dies at the age of 80

Radio Prague |
3 October 2019

Karel Gott, the undisputed king of Czech pop music, has died at the age of 80. The singer succumbed to acute leukaemia with which he was diagnosed earlier this year.

Cardinal Duka accused of covering up case of sexual abuse

Radio Prague |
3 October 2019

Cardinal Dominik Duka is facing a criminal investigation, after being accused of covering up a case of sexual abuse in the Dominican Order. The victim, who remains anonymous, told the news site seznam.cz earlier this week that he reported the abuse to Mr.Duka but the cardinal had failed to take action against it. The victim claims the abuse went on for three years in the early 1990s, while he was training to become a priest.

Forbes: Petr Kellner remains the richest Czech

Radio Prague |
3 October 2019

Petr Kellner, owner of investment group PPF, remains the richest Czech, according to an annual rich list published by Forbes on Wednesday. The market value of his assets is estimated at 350 million US dollars.

Pension tension: Czechs living longer, but not in good health

Radio Prague |
2 October 2019

Czechs are living longer, but many do not live well in retirement – in terms of both their physical and financial well-being. With the population rapidly aging, the nation's already low level of "life expectancy in health" is set to further decline. The Czech government has asked the OECD to help determine how best to make the pension system sustainable. Experts say changing seniors' dietary and lifestyle habits is a key part of the solution.

Minister proposes end to tax break enjoyed by non-working married people

Radio Prague |
2 October 2019

Tax breaks for married people who don't have jobs but aren't looking after anybody at home should be discontinued, says the minister of labour and social affairs, Jana Maláčová of the Social Democrats. The change would affect 76,000 people, the news site novinky.cz reported.

NYT chief Mark Thompson: Political pressure is causing some reversion to type in CEE public media

Radio Prague |
2 October 2019

Public service media in Central Europe reflect growing populism in the region but are not the cause of it. That's the view of New York Times CEO Mark Thompson, who was recently in Prague. Thompson shared his views on the media landscape in this region with Czech Radio's Lenka Kabrhelová – and also explained a move to end Czech language broadcasting while he was director-general of the BBC.

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