This is an ad I saw two weeks ago on some Czech website selling used cars. My boyfriend was surfing the web in order to find a second-hand transit van at a convenient price. He stumbled upon one sold for a very low price which made the deal seem a bit suspicious. However, what really got our attention was the content of the ad, which read that the car
Until the end of November 2012, employment offices in the Czech Republic were able to send the unemployed to take part in unpaid community service work. But this has finally come to an end in December 2012.
In August 2012, the Ostrava City Hall issued a 24-hour eviction order to the owner of the 11 buildings at Přednádraží, asking him to evict all of the residents, giving as a reason an unsafe condition of the buildings, primarily due to broken sewage lines. Three lawsuits have been filed between the
“There were supposed to be several ends of the world, none of which I believed in, but this time I am really afraid that it can come because of some natural disaster. So I will be as prepared as I can,”
Until recently, a Roma man would not eat leftovers from the previous day. In other words, he would not touch food left from a previous meal, and the woman who had the audacity of serving that would get shouted at. But not only a man would refuse old food, a woman or a child would do the same thing. This
Andrea and Denisa, two young Roma mothers, speak of the joys and challenges of motherhood in the Czech Republic.
Pavel Safr, editor in chief of the Blesk tabloid, is rejecting criticism that his newspaper, which is the most widely circulated in the Czech Republic, has been intentionally writing anti-Romani stories and therefore directly encouraging the growth of racism in society. Safr believes Romani people
Monika Šimůnková is the Czech Government Human Rights Commissioner. Right at the start of her appointment, she was handicapped by the fact that Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas had taken several months to find a replacement for the previous Commissioner, Michael Kocáb. The nonprofit sector and some
I studied journalism at Charles University in Prague and I work both in the majority-society media and in the Romani media. My experiences from my parallel work on both sides of the tracks have made it possible for me to understand the need for Romani press, radio and television broadcasting. What’s
Sidonie Helebrantová was adopted from an orphanage aged five. Zdeněk Řezáč was placed in an orphanage from birth and only left at twenty. Now adults, Sidonie and Zdeněk tell the stories of discovering their Roma identity. Authors: František Bikár a Michal Mižigár, CZECH REPUBLIC