Charter 77

Type: Organization
Name: Charter 77
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Michael Palmer obituary

_ My friend Michael Palmer, who has died aged 81, was the consummate European. He was born in London, but after getting a first at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and a spell at the thinktank Political and Economic Planning, he worked successively for ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Prague’s longtime chief rabbi leaves colorful and controversial legacy

Rabbi Karol Sidon stepped down as Prague’s chief rabbi amid reports about his love life. (Petr Balajka/Prague Jewish Community)PRAGUE (JTA) — When the novel “Altschul’s Method” hit the shelves in Czech bookstores this March, it was hailed as a brilliant ... [Published JTA - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Communist’s admiration for Plastic People angers party faithful

Communist Party deputy chairman Jiří Dolejš is perhaps not somebody onewould expect to be a fan of The Plastic People of the Universe, anunderground rock band persecuted in the 1970s and ‘80s by the Communistregime. Some of his followers are angry after ... [Published Radio Prague - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Helsinki Committee’s work was only getting started when communism fell, says director Lucie Rybová

Along with Charter 77 and the Committee for the Defence of the UnjustlyPersecuted, the Czechoslovak Helsinki Committee was a key dissidentorganisation in the communist period, pressuring the government to adhereto its human rights commitments. Today known ... [Published Radio Prague - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Bridge program seeks to develop new journalism talent

Twenty-four students were chosen from more than 600 for international programJournalism is one of those subjects that require a hands-on approach. A new program is trying to give just that kind of experience to developing journalists from a variety of ... [Published Prague Post - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Between Israel and Social Democracy: Tony Judt’s Jewishness

French Popular Front rally for Leon Blum, 1936 (Parti Socialiste/Flickr)On October 3, 2006, around 5:00 p.m., Tony Judt’s phone rang . On the other line was Patricia Huntington, the president of Network 20/20, a New York–based professional networking ... [Published Dissent Magazine - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Prague gets a new chief rabbi

David Peter takes over from Karol Sidon after the latter decides to focus on personal lifePrague, Aug. 5 (ČTK) — The Prague Jewish Community (PJC) Monday elected David Peter, 38, to the post of new chief rabbi of Prague. Peter will replace Karol Sidon, ... [Published Prague Post - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Fighting for Civil Society's Space

loading... Author: , Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human RightsJuly 29, 2014Egypt today limits free expression by jailing activists, journalists, and nongovernment-organization (NGO) employees on farcical charges such as insulting authorities, inciting unrest, ... [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Activist wants former minister investigated

Former dissident writes letter to point out his suspicions over collusion between police and politicians in Olomouc regionPrague, July 25 (ČTK) — An activist has asked Czech Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka to check allegedly close links of police ... [Published Prague Post - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Socratic citizenship in twenty-first century Europe

Here we have the formulation of the political aspect of ‘care for the soul’, the extension of this striving for truth into the realm of politics. This,according to Patočka,is the Greek heritage of Europe. As Europe wallows in economic crisis and the ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

10 Amazing Facts About Vaclav Havel

The U.S. House voted unanimously Tuesday to honor former Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel with a bust in the Capitol Building’s Freedom Foyer. Havel was an influential anti-communist dissident, playwright, and politician. Here are 10 facts about ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Mar 12 2014]

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"[G]lobalization is not merely an economic story. It is accompanied by the spread of freer and more inclusive elections to dozens of... says that seemingly different nations with elections and political transitions in the coming months possess common internal..."
"I tried to notify Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman of the links between the Olomouc politicians and police. However, he sent me to the Olomouc state attorney's office" Středa told LN, explaining why he turned to Jurečka

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Michael Palmer obituary [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 27 2014]
Prague’s longtime chief rabbi leaves colorful a... [Published JTA - Aug 25 2014]
Communist’s admiration for Plastic People anger... [Published Radio Prague - Aug 20 2014]
Helsinki Committee’s work was only getting star... [Published Radio Prague - Aug 19 2014]
Bridge program seeks to develop new journalism ... [Published Prague Post - Aug 16 2014]
Between Israel and Social Democracy: Tony Judt’... [Published Dissent Magazine - Aug 08 2014]
Prague gets a new chief rabbi [Published Prague Post - Aug 05 2014]
Fighting for Civil Society's Space [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Jul 29 2014]
Activist wants former minister investigated [Published Prague Post - Jul 25 2014]
Socratic citizenship in twenty-first century Eu... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 02 2014]
10 Amazing Facts About Vaclav Havel [Published Washington Free Beacon - Mar 12 2014]
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