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PHOTO: Debate with Respekt: Should we Fear the State Attorney’s Office?  27/05/15

Have state attorneys been liberated and begun to investigate corruption in the highest echelons of power? Or are they criminalising politics without justification? A Debate was chaired by Respek journalist Ondřej Kundra. Guests: Lenka Bradáčová, Josef Baxa, Ivo Ištván and Jindřich Šídlo. More

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PHOTO: Budapest + Prague + Warsaw = Bratislava (25 years after)  20/05/15

A meeting of Czechoslovak, Hungarian and Polish leaders in Bratislava on 9.4.1990, which was also attended by representatives of Italy, Yugoslavia and Austria, centred on cooperation and the coordination of the foreign policies of the post-communist states with regard to integration into Western European structures...Guests: Andrzej Jagodziński, Miroslav Kunštát, Ladislav Snopko and György Varga. Chaired by Luboš Palata. More

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Michael Žantovský to lead VHL from September 2015  19/05/15

The Board of Trustees of the Václav Havel Library yesterday took cognisance of the resignation of director Marta Smolíková as of 31 August this year. On 1 September the post of director will be assumed by Michael Žantovský. More

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PHOTO: VHL at Book World 2015  15/05/15

Photographs from a meeting with Egyptian Czech Studies expert Chalid Biltagi, author of an Arabic translation of The Power of the Powerless (2012) and following overview of the Václav Havel Library’s latest book releases. More

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PHOTO: The unknown Snow White! (12. 5. 2015)  13/05/15

Photographs from a reading by poet Viki Shock, who following last year’s “lightly funereal love story” Zahradníkův rok na hřbitově (Zahradník’s Year in the Cemetery) has presented a new book of crazy short stories, Sněhurka, jakou svět neviděl! (The unknown Snow White!), a psychopathological-analytical variation on the classic short story in the guise of a Freak Show. One-man-band Ruce naší Dory has provided accompaniment on acoustic guitar. More

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02/06/15 19:00

Prague vs. Moolah Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00

For a year now they have been mapping the dark side of the metropolis in a documentary series, revealing both the uncompromising world of Prague taxi drivers and the bureaucratic quirks of officialdom… The stories of both filmmakers about the difficulties of shooting and goings-on “behind the scenes” will be supplemented by the screening of key episodes. More