Svetlana Gannushkina - on supporting human rights

Watch Svetlana Gannushkina's answer to this question: "According to you, why is it important that foreign countries, for example the Czech...

Aung San Suu Kyi's videoaddress for the Czech Republic

Check out the videoaddress of famous burmese politician here.

Emin Milli will speak about Václav Havel

Emin Milli, ex-political prisoner from Azerbaijan sent us his videoaddress. He will speak for example about Vaclav Havel.

Matsuka will speak about corruption and the misuse of power

Oleksiy Matsuka is an investigative journalist from Donetsk, with experience from various news media, he is dedicated to the investigation of public officials, local government spending, public bidding on government contracts and corruption. He will speak in the panel starting at...

Belarusian Zmitser Dashkevich confirms participation

Zmitser Dashkevich will speak in the first conference panel starting at 9:00. Dashkevich was imprisoned in 2006, when he openly supported opposition candidate Alexander Milinkevich in the presidential elections.

Screening of the film "1989 - From the diary of Ivana A."

During the lunch break you will have the opportunity to watch the film “1989 - From the diary of Ivana A.” in the conference hall. The film is based on the diary of then 18 year old high-school student.

Blogger Kazansky confirms his participation, Bialiacki cancels

Well-known Ukrainian blogger Denis Kazansky, who also writes for several news websites, has confirmed his participation to the conference. Unfortunately Belorussian dissident Ales Bialiatzki had to cancel his involvement.

Tiananmen student activist in Prague

Chinese activist Jiang Shao, student leader during the protests on Tiananmen Square in 1989, has definitively confirmed his participation to the panel "Authoritarians Growing Smarter" at the conference.

New website for the Festival svobody

The conference will be held within the Festival svobody. Check out the website for many more events organized to commemorate the Velvet Revolution. And follow its Facebook profile !

Under the patronage of the Charles University Rector

We are glad to announce that the Charles University has joined People in Need in organizing this conference. The event will be held under the patronage of the Charles University Rector Prof. MD. Tomáš Zima, MD., MBA.