Thursday, September 8, 2011

Radio Prague Today 9.8.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

New York Czech centre head Pavla Niklová: Czech films are the biggest attraction

The heads of Czech cultural centres from around the world gathered in Prague last week to share ideas and make plans for the future. I met up with Pavla Niklová – head of the Czech centre in New York to talk about the kind of events that are organized and how popular they are with the public.

Czech nation mourns loss of its hockey stars in Yaroslavl tragedy

The Czech Republic is mourning the loss of its three ice hockey stars in a plane crash that will be remembered as one of the worst sporting tragedies in history. Jan Marek, Karel Rachůnek and Josef Vašíček were among the 43 victims of Wednesday's tragic plane crash in Russia which wiped out the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team.

BIS slams justice officials for corruption and criminality

The civilian intelligence agency, BIS, has issued a scathing report on malpractice and criminal activity within the Czech justice system. The agency's annual report accuses judges and state prosecutors of a litany of shortcomings from sluggishness to connections to organised crime. On Thursday the Czech judges' association went on the offence, comparing the allegations to a baseless tabloid report.