Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Radio Prague Today 2.19.2013

Articles posted today

Go and Don't Shoot: A story of survival in Kayin

A new exhibit entitled Go and Don't Shoot will open on Tuesday evening at the National Gallery's Veletržní Palác. It presents multi-media works that the contemporary Czech artist Štěpánka Šimlová brought back from her visits in Kayin State in Burma. In this week's In Focus, Masha Volynsky speaks to Ms. Šimlová about the exhibit, and her experiences in Burma, and later looks more closely at the situation in this war-torn country.

Social Democrats lodge constitutional complaint against church restitution law

The opposition Social Democrats have lodged a constitutional complaint against the law on church restitutions in a last-ditch attempt to scupper an agreement that continues to divide Czech society. Their decision to challenge the law is perfectly legitimate, but some of the arguments behind it have raised eyebrows.

Another 18 people awarded recognition for anti-communist resistance

More than a dozen people who risked their lives to stand up to the communist regime in Czechoslovakia received recognition from the government on Monday for participating in the so-called third resistance. The Prime Minister awarded 12 former dissidents, people smugglers and political prisoners for their resistance to the totalitarian regime. Six awards were granted posthumously.