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Stories about Czech Republic

Czech author Radka Denemarková on Kundera and patriarchy in the Czech literature scene

"We still await a book about Kundera written by a young, sensitive, intelligent woman, as Kundera's world is based on patriarchal values."

In the Czech Republic, controversy over a newly re-erected Catholic monument ends in flames

The reinstatement of a Catholic monument in the middle of Prague historical center brings back a passionate debate about Czech identity and opposing views on historical heroes and villains

Afro-Czechs on visibility, racism and life in the Czech Republic (Part II)

"For Czech society, accepting that a non-white person can be Czech is too unusual and often not digestible."

Cryptocurrency scammers flood Facebook users with ads for fake Forbes.com articles

Data publicly provided by Facebook about the adverts' reach indicate they have traveled far beyond North Macedonia, activists warn.

Is China's ‘House of Cards’ in the Czech Republic beginning to wobble?

Public scepticism over Chinese influence campaigns and aggressive diplomacy is empowering anti-Beijing politicians.

COVID-19-themed Global Voices story stars in Czech translation competition

Moderator Jan Faber spoke with GV about record-breaking participation in this year's edition, the future of translation and common errors that foreigners make when writing in Czech.

Monumental differences: Prague, Moscow trade barbs over World War Two

"Did in fact all Czechs then realize what kind of Russians saved their city?"

Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.

Czech Republic enters quarantine amid conflicting government directives

The Czech Republic has entered nationwide quarantine on March 16. But people are allowed to travel to work and shop for food outside.

Czech Republic introduces drastic measures to deter spread of COVID-19

All schools will be shut down for at least the next two weeks.

Czech Parliament elects ombudsman with history of racial discrimination

His appointment speaks of the poor state of human rights in the country.

Nationalist, socialist, and now feminist: The many facets of Czech author Božena Němcová

February 4 marks the 200th anniversary of her birth. Over the past two centuries, Němcová has been remembered for different aspects of her life and work, usually picked to fit...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Auschwitz in pictures

The online archive Znaci.net digitized several photos of Auschwitz from different museums in the former Yugoslavia. They tell the story, among other things, of the Mandić family of prisoners from Croatia.

From Indonesian exile to Czechoslovakian pop star: An interview with Rony Marton

Jaroni Surjomartono, an Indonesian scholar, arrived in Prague in 1963. He and hundreds of scholars were later banned from returning home after General Suharto rose to power.

The media habits of the Vietnamese minority in the Czech Republic: interview with Professor Tae-Sik Kim

The sizable Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic contributes to the shaping of a new culture that fuses elements of both countries.

Long live Večerníček: The enduring appeal of a 55-year-old Czech children's television show

The show's format has remained virtually unchanged and become a shared childhood reference for millions of then Czechoslovaks, and now for Czechs.

Encounters with devils, angels and saints on the streets of the Czech Republic

On the evening of December 5, streets and squares of the Czech Republic fill with unusual characters: devils, angels and saints wearing tall hats.

Parody song remembers Eastern European fighters in WWII's Battle of Britain

Historians say that, without the help of Eastern European soldiers, Britain would not have beaten Nazi Germany.

Why is Central Europe leaning towards illiberal democracy? Interview with Czech author Radka Denemarková

"My biggest hope was that we would adopt the Western democratic values. Yet what we took from the West after 1989 was a model of consumerism and not a democratic...

Once hotbeds of political resistance, Czech secondhand bookstores are slowly disappearing

The few surviving "antikvariat" have turned into nostalgia museums.

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