Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Radio Prague Today 11.2.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Stories of Injustice film project tries to shed light on grey "normalization" period

The 2006 film "Swingtime" inspired by a communist-era secret police operation as well as four documentaries will be screened in November at primary and secondary schools around the country as part of a month-long project called Stories of Injustice. Now in its seventh year the project organized by the NGO People in Need covers a period often neglected in the curriculum. Through film and subsequent discussions with survivors, witnesses and victims of communist injustice, students are learning about post-war Czechoslovak history – this year with a special focus on the period of normalization and the subjects of emigration and exile. Radio Prague talked to the project's spokesman Filip Šebek.

Messi, Barcelona, beat Viktoria Plzeň 4:0

It was always going to be a tough battle for Czech squad Viktoria Plzeň in Champions League action on Tuesday and despite the team's best efforts, especially in the first 20 minutes, things went south pretty fast. Barcelona star Lionel Messi earned a hat-trick on the evening and 4:0 was the final result at Prague's Eden Stadium.