Thursday, January 24, 2013

Radio Prague Today 1.24.2013

Articles posted today

Campaigns focus on last-minute interviews, debates, in run up to election

Only hours remain before Czechs go to the polls to elect either Miloš Zeman or Karel Schwarzenberg as the next Czech president. Both are no longer touring the country and began preparing instead for a final series of media interviews and debates. Wednesday saw the candidates face off on Czech Radio and commercial broadcaster TV Nova; on Thursday viewers will have a last chance to see the two in a final debate on Czech TV.

Colts instead of rifles: NGO to introduce wild horses at former army bases

In the future visitors to the Czech countryside could come across a species not seen in this part of the world for a great many years: wild horses. A local wildlife organisation is at present preparing to import a small group of Exmoor ponies, with a view to eventually introducing the hardy British breed to former army training areas and unforested land in other remote parts of the country.

ProtiMysl – a blog dedicated to the latest trends in the Czech Republic

When Barbora Jarešová, the head of marketing at a Prague global real estate services firm, started blogging about cool places, hip design and trendy restaurants in the Czech Republic, it was mostly for her own pleasure and to inform close friends of what's happening in Prague and other Czech cities. On her website, ProtiMysl, readers can see gorgeous photographs of little-known and unique locations – and to many foreigners, it comes as quite a surprise that there is more to Prague than dumplings, beer and art nouveau buildings. Barbora talkedabout what she would like to change about the country's reputation, what reactions to the blog have been like so far and about her time spent abroad.