This update covers the period from January to June and highlights among the civic space concerns attacks against independent journalism. Independent journalism has been under attack in the Czech Republic: the media is increasingly polarised and mainstream politicians undermine critical media. In a positive move, a new media freedom watchdog was set up in the country at the beginning of A number of leading journalists established the Czech branch of the International Press Institute IPI , a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists defending media freedom and supporting independent journalism worldwide. Demonstrators argued that Benesova is close to the Prime Minister Andrej Babis and hence fear that she may not pursue accountability for allegations of Babis misuse of EU funds. The prime minister claims the investigation is political motivated.
When Veronika Sediva, a year-old consultant, visited the passport office in Prague two years ago to pick up documents for her partner and their son, she was turned away. Czech law does not officially recognize her place in the family. Should anything happen to her partner, who gave birth to their child, Sediva would have no legal right to custody, although she is also his mother. This nightmare for parents, among other inequities, has members of parliament and activists pushing for a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.
Broadcast in English Broadcast Archive. Sex has been an emerging market in the Czech Republic for 20 years, with its every marketable facet constantly developing since The first wave was naturally prostitution and pornography, shortly after, sex shops. At the turn of the new century came the phenomenon of internet exhibitionism, with some webpages becoming the most popular erotic sites on the Czech web. And now, in these last years, has come another lifestyle change that more and more businesses are catering to: group sex in full swing.