Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday, Radio Prague!



Set up in 1936 primarily as a tool to counter propaganda from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, Radio Prague itself long served as a mouthpiece for communist propaganda. Since the 1990s however, the station is the only Czech public news service, providing information about the Czech Republic in six languages to audiences around the world. Marking Radio Prague’s 75th anniversary, the Czech-born, UK-based writer, and former Radio Prague reporter Benjamin Kuras and Radio Prague’s own David Vaughan discuss the most interesting moments in the station’s history.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Deux chevaux rally

Thousands of Citro├źn 2CVs or deux chevaux flooded the streets of the town of Salbris in central France this weekend, in the biggest-ever rally to celebrate a vehicle which is synonymous with France.

click on the image for more pictures and an audio report by RFI's Clea Caulcutt