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Czech children's theater director to leave at year's end over allegedly racist remarks

20.4.2015 7:34 Speculation around the choice of Vlastimil Peška to direct the Divadlo Radost children's theater in Brno and the allegedly racist remarks he made during the job interview is continuing. Deputy Mayor of Brno Matěj Hollan, who is responsible for cultural and social issues, has announced that Peška should remain as director only until the end of the year, when he will evidently be replaced by Tomáš Pavčík, who was the hiring commission's second choice.  full story

Czech children's theater director criticized for racist remarks about Roma

Brno, 11.4.2015 23:03, (ROMEA) News server reports that Deputy Mayor of Brno Matěj Hollan, who is responsible for the city's cultural programming, has objected to Vlastimil Peška, director of the Divadlo Radost children's theater, continuing in that post. Peška has been accused of making racist remarks about Romani people.  full story

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Czech Interior Ministry gives award to crime prevention assistant

5.4.2015 2:52 He maintained his presence of mind, calmed a very exacerbated situation and called emergency medical technicians and police to the scene. Crime prevention assistant Ján Polyák, who has become an inherent component of the Brno Municipal Police team, has been given special recognition by the Czech Interior Ministry for handling the circumstances of a traffic accident on Cejl Street in Brno that he witnessed while off-duty.  full story

Dozens of public figures protest untruthful reporting by Czech Television of 1 May events

Brno/Prague, 3.5.2011 17:44, (ROMEA) Dozens of public figures are protesting against what they say was untruthful reporting by Czech Television of the 1 May blockade of a neo-Nazi march in Brno. According to those who have signed an open letter, the reporting "includes inaccuracies and does not report in a balanced way on both of the groups that participated or their actual intentions, distorting the truth about our participation in the 'BRNO BLOCKS' action." News server is publishing the open letter in full below:  full story

Online reporting from 1 May counter-protest against neo-Nazis in Brno, Czech Republic

Brno, 1.5.2011 17:49, (ROMEA)

Today, 1 May 2011, people sympathetic to neo-Nazism marched through the streets of Brno once more. This year they intentionally selected a route leading through a quarter where many Roma families live. Roughly two thousand people stood up to the neo-Nazi march and expressed their resistance to it. A total of eight people have been arrested for the time being, seven of them right-wing radicals. The full description of today's events as they unfolded is below. News server will publish a summary of the day's events later.  full story

Four anti-Nazi actions planned for 1 May in Brno, support for blockade increasing

Brno, 26.4.2011 18:01, (ROMEA) 1 May 2011 in Brno is going to be lively. In response to a march announced by proponents of neo-Nazism and racism, several gatherings of respectable people are going to be held. Those attending will be local Roma people as well as Roma from around the country, activists, other opponents of Nazism and racism, artists, and church representatives and members. The four events are: A nonviolent blockade of the march, a gathering at the Museum of Roma Culture featuring a concert, a street-theater performance, and an ecumenical religious service.  full story

Czech Republic: City of Brno says ultra-right march on 1 May can only use one route

Brno, 21.4.2011 23:55, (ROMEA) Extremists who were originally planning to march along two routes through a socially excluded locality of Brno have accepted City Hall's suggestion that they only use one. "City Hall negotiators secured agreement to the changes," registrar Pavel Loutocký said today. Loutocký said officials strove for even greater adjustments to the route, but the conveners refused.  full story

More and more Czech celebrities supporting blockade of neo-Nazi march in Brno on 1 May

Brno, 19.4.2011 16:57, (ROMEA) The brutal interventions recently committed by the Czech Police and Czech Interior Ministry officials against the nonviolent, peaceful blockades of neo-Nazi marches in the towns of Nový Bydžov and Krupka have not scared off those opposed to neo-Nazism. On the contrary, more and more celebrities from public life are starting to join their efforts.  full story

Brno to renovate its Romany neighbourhood

Brno, 24.9.2008 13:56, (ROMEA) Brno City Hall wants to invest 311 million crowns into the renovation of the Cejl neighbourhood, where mostly Romanies live, Oliver Pospisil, Brno deputy mayor, told journalists today.  full story

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