Czech Republic

In 'The Humorist,' Soviet comedy is no joke

Michael Idov's new film, “The Humorist,” captures the oxymoronic nature of state-sanctioned Soviet comedy and the downfall of the system through the eyes of character, Boris Arkadiev.


Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted you to name an central European capital known for its spires. The answer is Prague, in the Czech Republic. A radio station there is at the center of a controversy over free speech. The World's David Leveille has the story.


Nukes in central and eastern Europe

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are taking a new look at nuclear energy. Proponents say the construction of nuclear plants could provide greater energy independence while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.


Celebrate globally; buy locally

Environmentalists in Europe want to reduce the carbon footprint of the holidays. They're promoting the purchase of locally grown Christmas trees. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Prague.

Conflict & Justice

Rise in attacks against Roma

2008 was a bad year for Europe's largest minority group, the Roma. Attacks against Roma minorities are on the rise in many countries, including the Czech Republic -- as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Piano factory woes in Czech Republic

Small companies all over the globe are hurting from the drop in consumer demand. One of those companies is the Petrof piano factory in the Czech Republic. The BBC's Rob Cameron reports on how the piano maker is dealing with the economic downturn.

Global Politics

Obama's new missile defense plan

President Obama announced a new US missile defense plan � it shifts away from a previous plan by the Bush Administration to build a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The World's Jason Margolis begins our coverage.