Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Radio Prague Today 6.5.2012

Articles posted today

Protesters call on Czech government to sever all diplomatic ties to Syria

On Tuesday, protesters from the initiative "For a Free Syria" gathered in front of the Czech government's headquarters. Demonstrators are demanding that the Czech Republic sever all diplomatic ties with Syria, as many other European nations have already done. However, it seems unlikely that the Foreign Ministry will take this step.

Students in survey perceive Roma to be biggest 'problem'

A study conducted by the non-governmental organisation People in Need, together with Millward Brown, gauging how Czech secondary school students view Czech society and the world around them, has produced some worrying results. Along with the 'usual' dissatisfaction over issues such as poor governance (highlighted in a previous study in 2009) the majority of 1,100 students queried now perceived the number one issue as problems with the Roma minority – citing an alleged unwillingness on their part to work or improve in their studies.

Tábor museum follows the changing faces of Žižka and the Hussites

Jan Žižka the Renaissance knight, Jan Žižka the heathen bully – both these faces of the Hussite military genius and much more is on display at the Hussite Museum in Tabor, South Bohemia, which hosts a permanent exhibition dedicated to the 15th century movement.