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Ostrava district officials, Food Not Bombs at odds over homeless outreach

The international volunteer group Food Not Bombs has been providing free food to the homeless and hungry since 1980, and now has branches throughout the Czech Republic. In recent weeks, police and inspectors in an Ostrava district have been preventing volunteers from distributing food on orders from City Hall officials.

 
 
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City Hall plans its own Covent Garden…

The centre of Prague could soon boast its own version of Covent Garden as an expensive reconstruction project on a…

 
 
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Central Europeans, conspiracy theories…

Which Central Europeans are most likely to believe conspiracy theories? Which are most nostalgic for the communist…

 
 
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New mobile phone app to help drug users…

A Czech non-profit organisation based in Brno has developed a special mobile phone application for drug users and…

 
 
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Facebook takes main Big Brother award…

The Czech Big Brother awards, recognizing the biggest privacy intruders of 2018, have gone to Facebook, the Czech…

 
 
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Venezuelans in Czechia look with…

Among those following developments in Venezuela with avid interest are Venezuelan emigres who have made a new life in…

 
 
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Czech cardinal Dominik Duka agrees to…

Pope Francis this month publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and has vowed to…

 
 
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New media freedom watchdog established…

The Czech Republic has a new media freedom watchdog. A number of leading journalists this week established a Czech…

 
 
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David Černý’s CyberDog: an (educational…

You could be forgiven for mistaking the CyberDog Technology and Information Centre on the outskirts of Prague for a…

 
 
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Mobile teams and new medication helping…

Psychiatric care in the Czech Republic has been profiting from a trend towards external care, which keeps psychiatric…

 
 
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‘Dry February’: Beer-loving Czechs find…

The organisation Liga otevřených mužů, or League of Open Men, is currently running its seventh “Dry February” campaign.…

 
 
 
 
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