Collection of Pavel Tigrid’s speeches published

The Centre for Documentation of Totalitarian Regimes has released a collection of radio speeches of the veteran writer, politician and broadcaster Pavel Tigrid, aired on Radio Free Europe at the beginning of the 1950s. The book will be presented on Wednesday at the Academia bookshop on Prague’s Wenceslas Square by culture minister Daniel Herman and former Radio Free Europe reporter Petr Brod. Pavel Tigrid established and for a number of years headed the Czechoslovak section of Radio Free Europe. He subsequently moved to Paris, where he set up and published a magazine called Svědectví. After 1989, he returned to Czechoslovakia where he worked as a Minister for Culture and later as an adviser to President Václav Havel. Tigrid died in 2003.