Topics :: Czech Republic
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Friday Oct 25, 2013
The organization representing rectors of Czech public universities says most members intend to boycott a ceremony at the Prague Castle because of President Milos Zeman’s decision not to invite two of them.
Wednesday May 22, 2013
The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.
Monday May 20, 2013
Czech President Milos Zeman is being criticized for refusing to grant a university professorship - the nation’s top academic title - to a critic of his, allegedly because the man is also a gay rights activist.
By Karel Janicek | Wednesday May 15, 2013
Whiskey made in Communist Czechoslovakia gets uncorked after almost 40 years, revealing an award-winning malty spirit that gives the typical Eastern Bloc vodka a run for its money.
By Karel Janicek | Monday Aug 8, 2011
The Czech president lashed out Monday at 13 ambassadors for their petition in support of a gay pride festival in the Czech capital, and refused to distance himself from a deputy who linked homosexuality to sexual deviation.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 5, 2011
The Czech city of Prague is set to host its first gay Pride events later this month, but the historic occasion has already been marred by anti-gay trash talk from the top levels of the country’s government.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Dec 9, 2010
Some asylum seekers claiming anti-gay persecution who turn to the Czech Republic are faced with a requirement to prove their claim--by viewing heterosexual pornography while a device monitors their state of arousal.
By Karel Janicek | Friday Apr 2, 2010
Derogatory comments by the Czech Republic’s former prime minister about Jews, gays and the Catholic Church led Thursday to his resignation as chairman of his conservative political party.
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