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Thoughts on Disinformation

The phenomenon of disinformation is to a certain degree linked to the fact that we are living in an era where we no longer “consume” the media the same way …

Karin Marques: A visit to the Romani children in the Slovak schools

Karin Marques, a specialist in inclusive education with the Open Society Fund Prague, has published on the website of the foundation her impressions from a study trip to Slovakia organized …

Commentary: Czech tabloid continues its anti-inclusion campaign

At a time when we are facing so-called “alternative facts” (or untruths) more and more frequently in the public discourse, correcting the record appears to become more and more of …

Dža Devleha, Schapiro!

Dža Devleha, or “Be with God”, is what is said in the Romanes language to somebody who is departing. On Friday, 20 January, the Ambassador of the United States of …

Commentary: Too soon to assess inclusive reforms in education

The number of Romani pupils being educated with assessments of “mild mental disability” remains essentially the same this year as it did last year. Current data from the Czech Education …

Ministerial Open Data Application Wins Czech Open Data Challenge

A week ago, the winners of the third annual Open Data Challenge “Together We Open Data” were announced with very encouraging results. This year the competition received 27 submitted applications …

Inclusive education in Canada is a reality

When Harland Sanders began selling fried chicken, he was no different from anyone else. What turned his efforts into the famous KFC restaurant was a few small details, among them …

Talking about snowflakes on the iceberg

It is late spring of 2015 and we are sitting in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, talking about a grave violation of women’s human rights: violence against …

PragueHacks proved potential of Open Data

Once I had a unique opportunity to talk with Andrew Stott, the former UK Government Director of Transparency & Digital Engagement. I asked him ‘what is the best way to convince …

New Minister will have to deal with the infringement

The Minister of Education Kateřina Valachová will have to face personnel stabilization of the Ministry, Amendment to the University Act, which is in the Chamber of Deputies and next Amendment …