Czech Republic

19 April 2018
A Rum Day for Central European Drinkers

Suspected cancer-causing substance in Czech booze is also found in baby food and coffee.

 
12 April 2018
The Battle for Czech Public Media
Amid attacks on public television and radio, outcome rests with Prime Minister Andrej Babis. From the International Press Institute.
By Michal Musil
 
12 April 2018
EU to Ban Dual-Quality Food

Commission bows to pressure from the east to end the practice, which food giants say simply reflects different consumer preferences.

 
11 April 2018
Czech, Hungarian Leaders Continue Efforts to Portray Press as Enemy
Despite murdered journalist, verbal attacks on media continue in Central Europe. From the International Press Institute.
By Benjamin Cunningham
 
28 March 2018
Lies By Email
Disinformation before the election was written and spread by doctors, lawyers, pensioners, and farmers. From Czech Radio.

Disinformation before the election was written and spread by doctors, lawyers, pensioners, and farmers. From Czech Radio.

By Ondrej Golis
 
28 March 2018
The Disinformation Conundrum Premium

Despite expectations, fake news appears to have played a relatively minor role during the recent Czech presidential elections. But that doesn’t mean the popularity of such “alternative” sites should be ignored or the reasons why so many Czechs are willing to take the bait.

By Jonas Syrovatka
 
28 March 2018
When the Disinformed Get Violent

A Czech senior citizen, allegedly a fanatical supporter of an ultra-right party known for spreading disinformation, has been charged with causing train crashes in order to blame them on Islamic terrorists. From Romea.cz.

By Zdenek Rysavy
 
26 March 2018
Talk of ‘Czexit’ Rattles Czech Companies, Study Shows Premium

Though still a longshot, the Czech Republic’s possible break with the EU would apparently find support among a good chunk of society.

 
6 March 2018
Mass Rallies Rattle Czech Government Premium

Protests against appointment of communist-era riot squad member to head police watchdog morph into attacks on prime minister.

 
5 March 2018
Czech Government, Australian Company Tussle Over Lithium Bonanza Premium

Populist premier plumps for greater state role in extracting the metal, a key ingredient in electric-car batteries.

 

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