Monday, July 16, 2012

Radio Prague Today 7.16.2012

Articles posted today

Czech journalist Jana Ciglerová – a media professional with experience both at home and abroad

Jana Ciglerová studied journalism in Prague and in London, where she started working as a UK correspondent for the daily Lidové noviny when she was still a student. She has since then written for an interesting variety of publications, including The Observer. Upon her return to the Czech Republic, she became the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine, later launched a women's weekly and currently works for the daily Mladá fronta Dnes as well as producing a TV show. In this week's One on One, Jana Ciglerová speaks about UK media, feminism and how she first became interested in becoming a journalist.

Lower house approves restitution of church property

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has passed a controversial bill on the restitution of church property. Under the draft legislation, 17 Czech churches and religious groups would get tens of billions of crowns worth of physical property confiscated by the communist regime, plus financial compensation. The bill will now be put to vote in the opposition-controlled Senate which is likely to turn it down, and send it back to the lower house for final approval.

Sports News 16.7.2012

In this week's Sports News: Dominik Hašek is named the greatest ever European ice hockey player; Czech Záhlavová-Strýcová is beaten in the Italiacom Open finals; Czech Olympic javelin hopeful performs in pre-Olympic tournament; police close the case of death of Rally Bohemia navigator and Czech wins third stage in Tour de Pologne cycle competition.