Friday, 24 March 2017

Radio Prague

Security expert: State must learn from email hack - future cyber-attack could hit infrastructures

Radio Prague |
2 February 2017

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been the victim of a major security breach, with hackers infiltrating dozens of email accounts, including that of Minister Lubomír Zaorálek. "I'm not surprised that something like that happened in our country. It would be naive to think that this country would not be the target of cyber- or hacking attacks, from either inside or outside the country," says Andor Šándor, a security expert who previously headed the country's Military Intelligence.

Why the Czech Republic scored worse in corruption index

Radio Prague |
2 February 2017

The Czech coalition government has just celebrated three years in power. And if there's one feature that has perhaps set it aside from its predecessor is the lack of corruption scandals.

More funds needed to stop depopulation of rural areas

Radio Prague |
1 February 2017

The Association of Entrepreneurs has been ringing alarm bells with regard to the depopulation and abandonment of many small villages in rural areas with poor infrastructure and services.

Original Dvořák score accompanies Metropolitan Opera production

Radio Prague |
1 February 2017

On the occasion of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka, which premieres on February 2, the Czech Centre in New York has prepared a unique exhibition, featuring the original score of the famous opera.

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.

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