Thursday, June 7, 2012

Radio Prague Today 6.7.2012

Articles posted today

Czech Foreign Ministry warns against all travel to Sinai

The Czech Foreign Ministry has issued a strong warning against all travel to the Sinai Peninsula. Quoting intelligence reports, the ministry warns of a heightened risk of terrorism across the area including the popular resorts of Sharm-El-Sheikh and Dahab. But Czech travel agencies have slammed the warning which they say is too vague.

Ombudsman says discrimination of Romany children in Czech education system persists

The Czech government has in the past few years repeatedly been criticized by international bodies for discrimination of Romany children in the Czech education system. Now the Ombudsman's office has confirmed what the European Commission and the European Court of Human Rights have said all along – that the much criticized practice of sending Romany children to schools for children with learning, mental or physical disabilities persists on a broad scale.

ADRA Czech Republic celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency ADRA is marking its 20th birthday in the Czech Republic. The Czech branch, set up in 1992, now provides aid both at home and abroad as well as organizing awareness-raising programs among primary school children. Dagmar Goldmannova, head of the Department for International Projects and Development Education, visited Radio Prague's studio this week to talk about the agency's achievements and plans for the future.