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The Czech Republic has a problem with racism, says the chef with the blue blood

The Czech Republic has a problem with racism, says the chef with the blue blood

Stefan Stefanov III. is a forty-year-old man full of energy. He is from a royal Bulgarian family. From his early childhood, he wanted to be an actor or a cook. Although, his parents wanted him to be a lawyer, he became a chef. Five years ago, he decided to move to the Czech Republic.

Zuzana Šikalová | 15. 10. 2018 10:11

I like the feeling of safety in Brno, says Brazilian researcher

I like the feeling of safety in Brno, says Brazilian researcher

Living in Brno wasn’t a direct choice for Vinicius Santana from Brazil. In fact, it was a coincidence, he ended up in the Czech Republic and he has been here for nine months now. 

Barbora Ficbauerová | 16. 10. 2018 11:16

“We feel like we don’t have the power to say no,” says the Israeli producer about a movie that deals with sexual harassment

“We feel like we don’t have the power to say no,” says the Israeli producer about a movie that deals with sexual harassment

In the light of the wide-spread #MeToo movement, the ever-growing content of many movies these days aims to trigger conversations about consent and sexual assault. At the 59th annual short film festival in Brno, the producer Astar Goldberg from the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School presented a feature film that shows a powerful, yet unconventional way of dealing with unwanted sexual advances.

Eva Maršalová | 15. 10. 2018 12:43

We have to think about information which we want to believe, says Miloš Gregor

Journalists from Czech Television, a sociologist and political scientists from Masaryk University have discussed the topic of fake news last Wednesday. 

Michal Frank | 02. 11. 2018 16:18

Heroes clean up an illegal dump in Brno-Židenice

Heroes clean up an illegal dump in Brno-Židenice

Supporters of Trash Hero movement picked up more than 300 kilograms of trash in Brno-Židenice. The group cooperated with the city district, which gave them waste bags and waste disposal.

Denisa Marynčáková | 31. 10. 2018 22:32

Almost a thousand good deeds are going to be done

Almost a thousand good deeds are going to be done

DobroKáva was selling coffee for doing good deeds at the Vegetable Market on October 6th. This event called DobroDen was the day when the summer season of DobroKáva ended. People from Brno could get a cup of coffee and not pay for it with money. The deal was to promise to do a good deed. They could think up their own good deed, or they could open the fortune cookies and do whatever deed was inside.

Veronika Verešová | 14. 11. 2018 15:16

Since I was a little girl I have known I had to leave because of the situation in Belarus, says a 20-years-old student

Since I was a little girl I have known I had to leave because of the situation in Belarus, says a 20-years-old student

Angelina Magiľnitskaja, a young, good-looking brown-haired girl from Belarus, moved to Czechia when she was seventeen years old. It was immediately after she graduated from high school. She says since she was a little girl she has known she had to move somewhere else. The unfavourable political and economic situation in Belarus forced her to do that. “At the beginning, I did not know where I should go. Then I had to finally decide, and Czechia seemed to be the best option,” she describes her decision.

Veronika Verešová | 29. 10. 2018 23:56

Discounts for students make transport companies reinforce mainlines

40 percent of all Czech Railways’ passengers were students, children, or pensioners in September

Since September, transport companies have started to use more buses and trains on their most important lines. More people are interested in travelling by public transport after a 75 percent discount for children, students and pensioners took place. Forty percent of all passengers used the discount in September, according to the Czech Railways (ČD).

Zuzana Formánková | 01. 11. 2018 16:31

“Everyone needs a bit of spontaneity in their life,” says a 21 year-old traveller

“Everyone needs a bit of spontaneity in their life,” says a 21 year-old traveller

Kateřina Burianová, as well as many other people, loves travelling. What is interesting is the way of how she travels. Next time you drive on the road and see someone hitchhiking, it might be her. On her low coast vacation, she has to deal with unpleasant situations but also travelling gives her an unmistakable sense of freedom.

Denisa Marynčáková | 14. 10. 2018 12:41

I had to get used to Brno – completely new system of university and homeless in the streets

I had to get used to Brno – completely new system of university and homeless in the streets

Magdalena Čevelová is a lovely twenty-year-old girl who studies at the Faculty of Social Studies in Brno. She comes from the small town of Krnov. Magda is in the third semester and is satisfied here. A year ago she experienced many changes in her life.

Jana Kopecká | 25. 10. 2018 18:17

The new parking system in Brno brings many changes

People are getting used to new parking rules, there is supposed to be a greater chance of parking in the center

Brno - A new parking system has been available in the center of Brno from September the first. It should be easier to park for example at offices, post offices and shops. From November the first, the new parking system is extended by three other areas of the Brno-center district.

Jana Kopecká | 02. 11. 2018 18:56

I fell in love with the city, says Englishman who wants to open a coffee shop in Prague

Whenever I walk into a student coffee house where Reggie Metcalfe works, I see him smiling widely and chatting with customers who are sitting at the bar, waiting for their beer or coffee to go. Today is one such day. People would say he is just another great, qualified waiter. As a matter of fact, today’s coffee is served by successful British businessman on his way to make his dream come true: he wants to start his own coffee shop in Prague.

Zuzana Formánková | 30. 10. 2018 12:03

I believe that nowadays it is very easy to find a job abroad, says Vojtěch Chadima

I believe that nowadays it is very easy to find a job abroad, says Vojtěch Chadima

Many students cannot get work or are afraid of living in another country. That is not a problem for Vojtěch Chadima who studies at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technologies in the fifth term. He is 21 years old and when you look at him, you would not guess that he spent last three summers in England because of a part-time job. “When I was 19, I just applied online on a website and they responded, pretty simple in the end,” describes Vojtěch.

Michal Frank | 22. 10. 2018 15:16

‘Take me to a place where people are looking only with their hearts’

Imagine you are a child again, and your school holidays just started. What would you say to going for a trip with some other children and a few adults in order to experience something new, and to get some rest in a good company? This seems to be pretty ordinary. And now, imagine you are blind.

Zuzana Formánková | 10. 12. 2018 16:43

Santa vs Ježíšek - Who has better marketing skills?

Santa vs Ježíšek - Who has better marketing skills?

I’m thronging among almost a thousand people and I secretly hope that the truck will come soon. Lots of balloons are flashing around me and little red trucks with Coca Cola inscription in hands of excited children are as far as you can see. It's November 29th, the first advent is just ahead of us, and the Christmas Coca Cola truck with Santa Claus, as it is customary, rides throughout the whole Czech Republic in a big style.

Zuzana Šikalová | 11. 12. 2018 15:41

Month-long birthday party

Have you ever wondered how it feels to celebrate your birthday for a whole month? Well, ask Jesus because he somehow manages it. Since 24th November, everybody has been preparing for Christmas - his birthday. On this day Brno has opened Christmas markets at four different places – the Freedom Square, the Dominican Square, the Vegetable Market and the Moravian Square. Each place has its unique atmosphere.

 

Veronika Verešová | 12. 12. 2018 00:39

From ancient glory to the current poverty

From ancient glory to the current poverty

Tourists are going to Greece capital to spend money, sightseeing and eat delicious food. On the other hand, local residents feel the impact of the financial crisis which began in 2008. Athens is truly the city of contrasts. 

Denisa Marynčáková | 09. 12. 2018 22:22

I chose Brno because of cheap flights, says a Chinese student of management

China, Finland, the Czech Republic, three countries connected by next to nothing. They have different economies, political situations and standards of living. But all of these countries are a home to Lingli Jing, a Chinese studying in Finland, currently doing her Erasmus in the Czech Republic. In Brno she study in Masaryk University.

Vanesa Čierna | 22. 10. 2018 09:59

Young ice-hockey players heal faster from injuries than from sadness

I meet Kiko on Saturday at eight in the morning close to the stadium. I feel the fear starting to creep in. ‘Don’t worry, the kids have all sorts of pads to protect them. Nothing serious can happen to them,’ he explains. The only things that calm me down are his experience and international rescue worker certificate.

Vanesa Čierna | 09. 12. 2018 23:04

Everyone talked to me, but I understood no one, says student Yarina Apusheva

Yarina Apusheva is a high school student from Brno. This lively young woman came to the Czech Republic from Ukraine nine years ago. “I would go back if I knew there is something wonderful waiting for me. But sadly there isn’t,” she says. 

Dominika Cardová | 29. 10. 2018 10:40

People learn about T.G.Masaryk through the new cryptographic game

Masaryk University in Brno starts a cryptographic game about the first president of Czechoslovakia 

A new cryptographic game by Masaryk University uses non-traditional way how to show the life story of the first president of Czechoslovakia Tomas Garrigue Masaryk. By this, the university is joining this year's hundredth- anniversary celebration of Czechoslovakia.

Dominika Cardová | 31. 10. 2018 20:25

Activists with homeless stayed overnight at Freedom Square

Activists with homeless stayed overnight at Freedom Square

Speakers, people with banners and homeless protested against an unaffordable housing for all in Brno

Barbora Ficbauerová | 31. 10. 2018 19:47

Department of Political Science knights freshmen

Tens of freshmen from Masaryk University pledge loyalty to the department

Vanesa Čierna | 31. 10. 2018 14:40

The revolutionary Christmas in Brno

It is shortly after three p.m. I'm walking through Freedom Square and I enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. It is slowly becoming dark and all Christmas lights begin to shine brightly. My childhood memories suddenly return.

Jana Kopecká | 09. 12. 2018 18:34

Skaters in costumes are skating around the bronze statue of a knight in armour -Margrave Jobst in Brno.

Everyone looks bit nervous and bit excited at the same time. They are rubbing their frozen hands covered in winter gloves. You can see children, young couples or seniors here. Everyone is standing by the low railing that surrounds the ice rink. Why? Today it opens for the oncoming winter season.

Dominika Cardová | 09. 12. 2018 12:25

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