Monday, 20 February 2017

Radio Prague

Michael Smith: Gov't is supporting education of well-off through "free" universities

Radio Prague |
31 January 2017

US political scientist and sociologist Michael Smith, who first came to Prague in 1996, is based at CERGE-EI. His principle focus is a huge sociology study, the first results of which should be published this year.

Bronislava Volková: A ravine halts my speech

Radio Prague |
30 January 2017

Bronislava Volková is a woman of many talents. She has had numerous collections of her poetry published and translated into no less than eleven languages, at the same time as writing widely on linguistics and semiotics and teaching at a number of American universities.

Journalists failing in refugee coverage according to Prague conference

Radio Prague |
30 January 2017

A two day series of seminars about media coverage of the refugee crisis in Central Europe and the Baltic States has just wound up in Prague. And most of the messages have not been complimentary about its performance which has often been described as shallow, seizing on disinformation, failing to present a wider picture, and too frequently falling in with local politicians' take on problems.

A ferry nice surprise

Radio Prague |
30 January 2017

A river ferry service across the Vltava, courtesy of the Prague public transit system (MHD) offers those in the Czech capital a delightful extra way to use their bus, tram and metro tickets.

New book: Fashion Behind the Iron Curtain

Radio Prague |
30 January 2017

A new book, Fashion Behind the Iron Curtain, released by Grada and Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts (UPM) has taken on the task of mapping fashion in Czechoslovakia from 1948 – 1989.

Unipetrol sees surge in 2016 profit

Radio Prague |
27 January 2017

The Czech Republic’s biggest refining company, Unipetrol, announced a sharp hike in its net profit to nearly 8.0 billion crowns in 2016 in spite of a slide in sales.

Bird flu spreads to Czech commercial farm

Radio Prague |
27 January 2017

Czech veterinarians have confirmed the first outbreak of bird flu at a large commercial poultry farm.

Prague City Tourism promoting “undiscovered” Prague cafes and cool new neighbourhoods

Radio Prague |
27 January 2017

Every year Prague City Tourism highlights selected attractions aimed at drawing more visitors to the Czech capital.

Czech government presses ahead with nuclear plans as Poland suspends programme

Radio Prague |
27 January 2017

Same day, two different stories about nuclear power in the Czech Republic and neighbouring Poland.

Germany’s planned highway toll may see legal action from Prague

Radio Prague |
27 January 2017

The Czech Republic is considering joining an international court case against a planned highway toll on Germany’s historically free autobahns that critics say would discriminate foreign drivers. Transport officials from 11 EU member states, including the Czech Republic, met in Brussels on Wednesday to consider the legal possibilities.

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