Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Radio Prague Today 3.7.2012

Articles posted today

Study warns of possible new attacks against Roma as neo-Nazi movement gains traction

A new study commissioned by the Interior Ministry has suggested that the neo-Nazi movement in the Czech Republic (estimated as 4,000 strong with 400 hardcore members) is successfully pushing an agenda of hatred and racism in troubled parts of the country. As it stands, the last decade or so saw a number of arson attacks against ethnic Roma families including a highly-publicised case where a toddler barely survived and was left with lifelong disabilities. According to the latest report, unless more comprehensive measures are taken soon, racially-motivated attacks spurred by the neo-Nazi movement, may increase.

Protest, rebellion, revolt – Arab Spring takes center stage at the One World International Human Rights Film Festival 2012

The One World International Human Rights Film Festival has just started in Prague. This year's edition brings over a hundred films from 72 countries to the Czech capital, where documentary lovers can visit special festival screenings until March 15. With such an abundance of interesting documentaries, it's something difficult to determine what to see first – we asked program director Kateřina Bartošová about her highlights and about the theme of this year's main category.

A Prague institution - the famous Café Slavia

Prague's wealth of traditional coffeehouses is a legacy from the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. But even in today's hectic time, grabbing a quick cup on the run is fortunately not the only option for coffee lovers in the Czech capital. Probably the best-known café in the golden city is Kavárna Slavia, or Café Slavia. We recently visited this traditional coffeehouse.