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Polarized by Populism, Czech Society Braces for a Second Round of Presidential Elections

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 00:32:33 +0000

The election has driven ardent debates among citizens on and offline. As a parliamentary republic, the president has very limited executive powers, yet the election has polarized the nation.

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Czech President ‘Jokingly’ Threatens Journalists With an Assault Rifle Replica

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:37:18 +0000

Last Friday, Czech president Miloš Zeman brandished a wooden replica of an assault rifle with the inscription 'for journalists' written on its side. Journalists, however, failed to appreciate the 'joke'.

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A Czech Nuclear Plant Held a Swimsuit Contest to Choose Its Next Female Intern

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:32:07 +0000

The move quickly faced accusations of sexism: "What a joke! Do we make men pose in swim suits to get hired as interns?"

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Ex-Yugoslavs Mourn Vesna Vulović, Flight Attendant Who Survived Highest Ever Fall Without a Parachute

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:08:50 +0000

"Vesna Vulović survived a fall from 10,000 meters, but could not survive the year of 2016. :("

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‘Visions From The Inside’ Illustrates the Struggles and Resilience of Migrants Caught in US Detention Centers

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:37:05 +0000

Fourteen artists created illustrations based on the testimonies of migrants detained in for-profit detention facilities in the US.

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Liberland, the Balkans’ Newest Micronation, Is Looking for Citizens

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:15:54 +0000

To apply for citizenship, just send an email with a photo ID and cover letter. But will Liberland, set between Croatia and Serbia, really become Europe's third smallest microstate?

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A Tennis Star’s Twitter Conversation with an Argentinian President Parody Account

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:48:49 +0000

A famous tennis player thought she was talking to Argentina's president on Twitter last week, but she actually engaged a popular parody account.

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Macedonian Appellate Court Confirms Defamation Verdict for Independent Magazine

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:35:53 +0000

Freedom of media suffered another blow in Macedonia when the appellate court confirmed that Fokus magazine must pay almost 9,000 euros to a high government official in a defamation suit.

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Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

Sat, 10 May 2014 20:12:16 +0000

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

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Investigative Journalists Report on Macedonian Government Official's Hidden Wealth

Sat, 10 May 2014 00:59:55 +0000

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), together with Macedonian Nova TV and the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism published an investigative piece about the amassed wealth of the head of Macedonian Secret Service Sasho Mijalkov, who also happens to be a first cousin to the current Prime Minister...

France, the Czech Republic and Greece Under Scrutiny for Their Treatment of Roma Community

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:58:02 +0000

  On International Romani Day (April 8) the French branch of Amnesty International wrote a statement entitled “Facing a spiral of violence, the Roma of Europe are demanding justice and protection”. The statement is especially critical of the treatment of the Roma community in France, the Czech Republic and Greece [fr]:...

The Daily Lives of Sub-Saharan Immigrants in Prague

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:48:44 +0000

Chadian blogger Réndodjo Em-A Moundona [fr] writes about the daily lives of African immigrants in Prague [fr] :  Une petite discussion avec ces Africains suffit pour se rendre à l´évidence que la communauté n´est ni menacée, ni totalement intégrée. Comme fille africaine, il est quasi impossible de trouver un travail conséquent [..] En général, les...

European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:14:19 +0000

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the European Commission to draft a Directive to protect Media Pluralism and Press Freedom. The Media Initiative is running a European Citizens’ Initiative – a tool...

Czech Crime Boss Claims South African Police “Tortured” Him

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:37:10 +0000

Radovan Krejcir, an alleged Czech crime boss living in South Africa, was arrested on Friday, November 22, 2013, in Johannesburg on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder, although there are rumors on social media that other charges, such as money laundering and conspiracy, will be added to the list. Krejcir,...

Czech Republic: Anti-Roma Riots and Attacks on the Rise

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:58:16 +0000

The Romedia Foundation, a Romani non-governmental organization based in Budapest, wrote about anti-Roma demonstrations and rising attacks on the Roma population in recent months in the Czech Republic. Written by Danica Radisic · comments (1) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus