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Tributes flood in for Sir Nicholas Winton, the modest man who saved hundreds

02-07-2015 12:45 | Chris Johnstone

Sir Nicholas Winton, photo: ČTK

Sir Nicholas Winton, photo: ČTK

The praise quickly started to flow after news of Sir Nicholas Winton’s death at the age of 106 was announced on Wednesday afternoon. Bravery, humility, and his deep humanitarianism were some of the words used in tributes paid by British and Czech prime ministers and Czech president Miloš Zeman.  More

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Better times in sight for Czech filmmakers

02-07-2015 16:14 | Daniela Lazarová

Illustrative photo: European Commission The Czech government has approved an amendment to the audiovisual law that would provide stable funding for Czech cinematography and make the country more competitive in attracting foreign crews. The annual state subsidies should enable Czech filmmakers to launch more ambitious projects and co-productions and make better use of the potential of the Czech film industry.  More

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Arts

Filmmaker Andy Fehu on feature debut Greedy Tiffany

03-07-2015 12:43 | Jan Velinger

'Greedy Tiffany' In this week’s Arts, our guest is young up-and-coming filmmaker Andy Fehu, whose feature debut Greedy Tiffany will be shown in a midnight screening at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film follows the story of a no-good lout who learns about lost treasure.  More

Special

Homage to Sir Nicholas Winton

02-07-2015 15:09 | Rosie Johnston

Sir Nicholas Winton, photo: CTK In this Special, we pay tribute to Sir Nicholas Winton, the Briton who helped save the lives of 669 children by arranging their evacuation from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. Sir Nicholas died on Wednesday at his home in the UK at the age of 106. The original story was produced by Rosie Johnston in 2009, when the journey of the original kinderstransports from Prague to London was re-enacted.  More

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Marketplace

Public broadcasters at crossroads in Prague

01-07-2015 12:45 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: ČT24 Public television and radio broadcasters have seen their traditional dominance in delivering news and entertainment crumble in the new multimedia, multi-platform environment. And the challenge is not just coming from local commercial rivals but also big global players entering the media arena. Public broadcasters from across Europe got together last week in Prague to take stock of where they are on the market and where they should be going.  More

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In Focus

Marie Kinsky makes Žďár nad Sázavou into dance venue

30-06-2015 | Ruth Fraňková

Marie Kinsky, photo: ČT24 Marie Kinsky, a French dancer, teacher and graduate of the French Conservatory of Classical Dance, has moved to Prague back in 1997, and since then, she has been involved in all kinds of dance activities. She established the first Centre for Choreographic Development in the Czech Republic and along with her husband, she has been involved in the reconstruction of the Kinsky family estate in Žďár nad Sázavou. This weekend, the beautiful baroque castle will be hosting the fourth edition of KoresponDance, a festival of dance and physical theatre.  More

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Sunday Music Show

A half hour of play

28-06-2015 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Lenka Dusilová, photo: Kristýna Maková In this week’s Sunday Music, we talk about a wooden toy factory, board games on iOS and board games on the table, football and how even zombies today are being marketed for kids. More

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Business

Some children’s summer camps hike prices – but still sell out

03-07-2015 13:47 | Jan Velinger

Photo: František Tichý, Czech Radio The end of school for the summer has paved the way for the start of summer camps, with children the first holiday weekend set to enjoy a heatwave no doubt at many of the country’s swimming holes. According to Czech Radio, many camps this year hiked prices...  More

Government approves Digital Literacy project which should help low-income groups gain access to the Internet

02-07-2015 15:39 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Kristýna Maková, Czech Radio - Radio Prague The Government on Wednesday approved a Digital Literacy project that should give people from low-income groups access to the Internet. The project, put forward by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry, will cost around seven billion crowns to be covered...  More

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Current Affairs

Analyst: Visegrad presidency should push for constructive approach to migrant crisis

01-07-2015 20:05 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK Prague on Wednesday took up the year-long presidency of the Visegrad 4, comprising the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. At a press conference, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek outlined plans for two summits...  More

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Launch of RFE broadcasts from Prague recalled on 20th anniversary

01-07-2015 16:00 | Ian Willoughby

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty building in central Prague, photo: Archive of Radio Prague Wednesday is the 20th anniversary of the launch of Radio Free Europe broadcasts from Prague. The US-funded symbol of the Cold War had moved to the city’s former communist parliament building at the invitation of President Václav Havel, who was keen to...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

29-06-2015 15:40 | Ian Willoughby

Josef Masopust, photo: ČTK In Sports News: Czech football all-time great Masopust dies at 84; defending champion Kvitová battles illness ahead of Wimbledon first round match; Šafářová in spotlight at All England Club after reaching French Open final; and Prague’s Podolí swimming...  More

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My Prague

My Prague – Camille Hunt

27-06-2015 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Camille Hunt, photo: Ian Willoughby For nearly a decade Camille Hunt has been co-running Hunt Kastner, a private Prague gallery that represents leading local artists such as Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang. In 2013 the gallery moved to Žižkov from the Letná district, which the Canadian-born...  More

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Czech History

Tribute to Czech football legend Josef Masopust (1931 – 2015)

29-06-2015 18:19 | Chris Johnstone

Josef Masopust, photo: ČTK Czech football legend Josef Masopust died on Monday, June 29. In tribute, Radio Prague is rebroadcasting this edition of Czech History from February 2011.   More

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