Havel in Media

Three candidates shortlisted for the 2022 Václav Havel Prize September 7, 2022 Source: Council of Europe / www.coe.int / The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which rewards outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights in Europe and beyond, has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Award. Meeting in Prague the panel, made up of independent figures …
What legacy does Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, leave behind? September 2, 2022 Source: Atlantic Council / www.atlanticcouncil.org / By Experts react / The last premier of the Soviet Union has died. A complicated figure who succeeded in ending the Cold War but failed to save his own country from collapse, Mikhail Gorbachev, who died on Tuesday at the age of 91, will …
On this Day, in 1990: the Rolling Stones held a historic concert in Prague August 17, 2022 Source: Kafkadesk / https://kafkadesk.org / By Kafkadesk Prague Office / On August 18, 1990, legendary English band the Rolling Stones held a historic concert in the Strahov Stadium in Prague, the first major rock concert organised in then Czechoslovakia after the fall of communism. Sympathy for the Devil: the Stones …
Czech Republic strengthen ties with Tibetan People: Representative Thinlay Chukki concludes Maiden visit to Prague August 15, 2022 Source: Central Tibetan Administration / https://tibet.net / By Staff Reporter / Geneva: Representative Thinlay Chukki successfully completed a four-day visit to Prague, Czech Republic from 07 August to 10 August 2022. This is her maiden visit to the country and the first country to visit, outside of Switzerland, as the …
Heroes, Not Victims August 15, 2022 Source: ASHARO AL-AWSAT / https://english.aawsat.com / By Hazem Saghieh / In 1978, Czech playwright Vaclav Havel smuggled a long text he had written, “The Power of the Powerless,” in which he discusses life and forms of civil resistance under the communist regime in former Czechoslovakia. In the text, the eventual …
Gerald Nagler, leading human rights activist since Cold War, dies at 92 August 9, 2022 Source: The Washington Post / www.washingtonpost.com / By Brian Murphy / Gerald Nagler, a prominent human rights activist who made risky Cold War forays into the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to lend support to dissidents including Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov and future Czech President Vaclav Havel, died July 23 …
Taiwan delegation led by You Si-kun receives warm welcome in Czechia July 20, 2022 Source: Taiwan News / https://taiwannews.com / By Stephanie Chiang / TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The delegation led by Legislative Yuan Speaker You Si-kun received a warm welcome from Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil upon arriving in the Czech Republic on Monday (July 18). The delegation’s trip takes place two years …
Remembering Havel, Czechs Feel Moral Responsibility to Help Ukraine May 1, 2022 Source: VOA News / www.voanews.com / By Natalie Liu / The Russian invasion of Ukraine has driven home the importance of NATO and the European Union for many of their newest members, according to Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, who was in Washington this week for the funeral of Czech …
The Czech Republic is calling out China over Ukraine May 1, 2022 Source: The Washington Post / www.washingtonpost.com / By Josh Rogin / The Czech Republic is calling on China to stop supporting Russia while claiming neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine war — a claim that is designed to let Beijing take advantage of the crisis, a senior Czech official told me this …
Zelensky Is Human, but Ukraine’s President Is More Than Just a Man Now March 28, 2022 Source: The Daily Beast / www.thedailybeast / By Matt Lewis / Hero worship can be dangerous, but in dark times, you need someone to believe in. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the hero we need, even if Donald Trump and Joe Biden are the heroes we deserve. Just when you …
Expert: Albright’s relationship with Havel was “crucial” March 26, 2022 Source: Radio Prague International / https://english.radio.cz / Ruth Fraňková / Madeleine Albright, a former United States secretary of state who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1937, has died at the age of 84. Mrs Albright was the first woman in history to serve as US foreign policy chief and played …
Czech politicians pay tribute to Madeleine Albright March 26, 2022 Source: Radio Prague International / https://english.radio.cz / Tom McEnchroe / Leading Czech politicians have paid tribute to Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State who has died at the age of 84. Prime Minister Petr Fiala remarked that Albright deserves great recognition and that the country bows before …
Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Serve as Secretary of State, Dies at 84 March 24, 2022 Source: The New York Times / https://www.nytimes.com / By Robert D. McFadden / She rose to power and fame as a brilliant analyst of world affairs before serving as an aggressive advocate of President Bill Clinton’s policies. Madeleine K. Albright, a child of Czech refugees who fled from Nazi invaders …
The Problem with ‘Blame NATO First’ March 24, 2022 Source: The Dispatch / https://thedispatch.com / By Shay Khatiri and Dalibor Rohac / Suggesting that NATO expansion is to blame for the war in Ukraine demonstrates an ignorance of post-communist Russia’s political history. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has revived many old tropes about NATO’s successive enlargements in Eastern Europe. Critics …
Crypto, Soros and the Global Drive to Fund a Revolution in Myanmar February 26, 2022 Source: Bloomberg / www.bloomberg.com / By Bloomberg News / Inside the complex financial operation to take on the military junta. Each weekend in Singapore, the Myanmar diaspora congregates at the Peninsula Plaza for news — and a taste — of home. Customers stream into a pop-up food stall graced by …