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TV: “Ano, sefe!”, Zdenek Pohlreich’s long-running and influential “Kitchen Nightmares” adaptation, to end (Blesk) [Facebook Post] [corrected]

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Denik.cz backtracks after illustrating high school maths results story with sleazy cleavage shot

Screenshots of the Denik.cz website before and after the image change

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PraguePig.com’s “Sleaze of the Month” award goes to the Denik.cz photo editor who decided to illustrate a story about Czech high school students getting poor maths results with an unpixelated version of the picture on the left, featuring a rather well-endowed young lady.

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Blesk/Aha! publisher CNC ordered to pay record 5 million crowns’ damages for invading movie star Karel Roden’s family’s privacy (iDNES.cz) [Facebook Post] [corrected]

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The Surprising Location of the Facebook Team That Reviews Czech-Language Hate Speech

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Irish eyes: Dublin is home to Facebook’s Czech “Community Operations” team (Credit: Jmckinley)

Every now and then, PraguePig.com comes across a Czech-language comment on Facebook so offensive, I feel the need to report it.

And more often than not, Facebook will reject my complaint, usually along the lines of, “We’ve looked over the comment, and although it doesn’t go against any of our specific Community Standards, we understand that it may still be offensive to you and others…”

I began to wonder how Facey goes about monitoring this stuff. Does it have a team in the Czech Republic? And if so, how does it work?

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20 Years in Prague, 20 Questions

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Why is there a photo of potatoes here? I’m afraid you’re just going to have to read the article.

PraguePig.com’s Supreme Commander Sam Beckwith recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his arrival in the the Czech capital. (A quiet night in with an aspic babovka and a bottle of Branik.)

He’s learnt a lot in that time but there are still a few things he doesn’t understand about living in Prague.

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It’s back! Prague Post website mysteriously returns from the dead [Facebook Post]

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Prague’s 10 Most Famous Expats

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Do you have a star on PraguePig.com’s stock photo of a walk of fame? (Credit: Christian Haugen)

So Prague didn’t turn out to be the Left Bank of the ’90s, or the 2000s, or the 2010s but that doesn’t mean the expat scene is short of talented people doing notable things.

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The Veronika Koprivova Stripper Photos (NSFW)

Extra.cz photo-montage of Veronika Koprivova working as a stripper

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PraguePig.com enjoys looking at photos of the sexy laydeez as much as the next perv but there’s something distinctly icky about the recent tabloid coverage of Veronika Koprivova, hockey god Jaromir Jagr’s girlfriend.

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O2 to lose Czech English Premier League football rights to Digi from next season [Facebook Post]

From August, it will be harder than ever to see Tomas Rosicky picking up his next injury 🙁

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How many of Blesk’s 43 Czechs “the world is talking about” do you know?

A screenshot of the Blesk article on 43 Czechs the whole world is talking about

Perhaps because it was a slow news day, Blesk recently published a list of “43 Czechs the world is talking about.”

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