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A country divided

Respekt |
3 February 2011

The government of Viktor Orbán (Fidesz) has succeeded in consolidating its power, including control over the media, and is preparing to amend the constitution. Is the sudden set-back to democracy in Hungary just a hiccup, or is it a systemic phenomenon that could spread to other central European states?

Max Brod: A good friend

Prague Post |
3 February 2011

Poor Max Brod. The writer and editor was recently honored by the unveiling of a plaque at his birthplace at 25 Haštalská Street in Prague. Despite Brod's status as a centerpiece of Prague literature in his day and his prolific output, amounting to more than 20 books in virtually every genre imaginable, from fiction to music appreciation, he is today known mostly as Franz Kafka’s best friend, a status which has been cast in bronze on his plaque.

Prague's church of Saints Cyril and Methodius: place of worship and memorial to victims of Nazi terror

Radio Prague |
3 February 2011

A short walk from the Vltava in Prague's New Town is the church that witnessed some of the most dramatic moments during the Nazi occupation of the country. The crypt beneath the church was the last hiding place for seven Czechoslovak commandoes, including Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík who assassinated the Reinhardt Heydrich in 1942. The site now houses an exhibition dedicated to their heroic actions. But the church also remains a place of worship for the small Czech Orthodox community.

Coupons: How to impress your date

Prague Post |
2 February 2011

In the Czech Republic, at least, following the trend elsewhere, there has a been a boom in websites dedicated to date-perfect coupons, for everything from two-for-one restaurant deals to intimate, two-for-one massage sessions or electrolysis.

Football star Josef Masopust and his army team

Radio Prague |
2 February 2011

Czech footballing legend Josef Masopust marks his 80th birthday next week.

Czech Press Photo winner portrays post-quake Haiti

Czech Position |
2 February 2011

Jarmila Kovaříková becomes the first woman to win the Czech Press Photo viewers' award, for "Life After the the Earthquake in Haiti".

'Authorial acting' takes the Prague stage

Czech Position |
2 February 2011

The 'Authorial Creativity Close Up' Festival treats Prague audiences to a behind-the-scenes look at DAMU's unique theater program.

Ending an era: Radio Prague signs off on shortwave

Radio Prague |
1 February 2011

With the following special presentation, Radio Prague ends 75 years of shortwave radio service. As many of you know by now, austerity measures across Czech governmental ministries have forced budget cuts in many sectors, and public broadcasting is one of them.

Educational programs cashing in

Prague Post |
1 February 2011

Regions across the country—and Europe for that matter— feeling the squeeze of austerity on education budgets could learn a lesson from Hradec Králové. The north Bohemian town and surrounding area have managed to secure CZK 430 million for educational projects from European funds since 2007.

Czech e-book revolution yet to be kindled

Radio Prague |
31 January 2011

Most people in the Czech Republic will never have come across an electronic book and e-readers are few and far between. But given rising living standards and Czechs' love for new gadgets, could we be on the brink of an e-book revolution here?

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