Saturday, 25 May 2019

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Czech TV productions receive five nominations at Monte Carlo Television Festival

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

Czech Television, the country's national public broadcaster, has reason to be proud: it will have a strong representation at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival. Its two-part real-life mining drama Dukla 61, directed by David Ondříček picked up two nominations and its popular comedy series Dubbing Street received three nominations for Golden Nymph Awards.

Making a difference with Bwindi Coffee

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

Kateřina and Emmanuelle Chauveau are an enterprising couple who fell in love with Uganda and started helping orphans in Bwindi. In order to support their charity project they eventually set up a business based on their mutual love of coffee.

Czech unions seek to force employers to accurately track employees' hours

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

Companies in the Czech Republic will have to accurately track their employees' working hours. Otherwise they will come under pressure from trade unions armed with a new European court ruling, iHned.cz. reported on Thursday.

Czech arts minister Staněk quits after mounting pressure

Radio Prague |
17 May 2019

The Czech Republic's embattled minister of culture, Antonín Staněk, is stepping down. Mr. Staněk had come under mounting pressure following divisive high-profile sackings and damning performances in the media. He is the seventh cabinet member to depart the governing coalition since its appointment less than 11 months ago.

Girls, mountains, war and clouds: the life's work of renowned Czech photographer Ladislav Sitenský in 100 shots

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

This May marks the centenary of the birth of Ladislav Sitenský, among the most celebrated Czech photographers of the 20th century. He's perhaps best known today for his iconic World War II work documenting the Nazi occupation of his homeland.

Rainbow Map of Europe shows relative position of sexual minorities worsening in Czechia

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

The latest Rainbow Map, a comprehensive evaluation of 49 European countries according to their attitude towards sexual minorities ranks the Czech Republic in 31st place – closer to countries where members of the LGBTI community face systemic discrimination or routinely see their human rights violated.

Major new residential and office district to go up in Prague's Hagibor district

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

A new residential and office quarter is set to go up in the Prague 10 district that will contain up to 650 apartments and become the home of one of the country's top orchestras, iHned.cz reported.

New chiefs take over at Czech Centres in London and New York

Radio Prague |
16 May 2019

The Czech Centres in London and New York are getting new directors this spring, with Přemysl Pela assuming control in the UK capital and Miroslav Konvalina taking the helm in the Big Apple. Radio Prague spoke to both before their departure for the key branches of the Czech Republic's cultural diplomacy network in the English-speaking world.

Czech Republic facing serious shortage of skilled tradesmen

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

In the last few decades the number of teenagers who opted to become skilled tradesmen and women has seen a steep decline. Consequently the country now lacks an estimated 300,000 skilled workers in various trades, with masons, electricians and installers the most in demand.

Legendary comic magazine Čtyřlístek celebrates 50th anniversary

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

Čtyřlístek or the Four-leaf Clover, a legendary Czech children's comic magazine, marks its 50th anniversary this week. The first issue of the magazine was published on May 15, 1969.

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