Saturday, March 3, 2012

Radio Prague Today 3.3.2012

Articles posted on today

"Heaven, distance, light and dazzling brightness": Czech literary links with Scandinavia

Did you know that one of Norway's popular writers is actually Czech, or that in the mid 1930s Karel Čapek fell in love with the forests and skies of Scandinavia? And do Czechs and Danes have more in common than just beer? David Vaughan looks at Czech-Scandinavian literary links.

Mailbox 3.3.2012

Today in Mailbox: Radio Prague's Czech language programmes, personal memories of the former Czech President Václav Havel, the European Court of Human Rights' ruling on the case of František Oldřich Kinský. Listeners/readers quoted: Stephen Hrebenach, Harold Yeglin, Frank Miata, Carrie Paterson, Deborah Floyd, Colin Law, Jaroslaw Jedrzejczak, Miguel Angel Lahera Rivero, Charles Konecny, Hans Verner Lollike, Alan Roe.

Words, words, words… The United Nations and the 1968 invasion

In this week's From the Archives we continue our look at how radio covered the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968. Today we follow the part played by the United Nations. Within just a few hours of the tanks crossing the border, the UN Security Council met for a special meeting to discuss what to do about the invasion. Czechoslovakia's Ambassador to the UN, Jan Mužík was unequivocal: