Tuesday, 17 November 2015

What does speak out last train from Paris? The ´ISIS boys´ are for me bloody cowards and we need a better weapons

The night. Friday, November 13th, a few minutes before 22:39. London.
I was impatiently waiting at the St. Pancras International for the last train of the day from Paris which had arrive at 22:39. I was looking around myself and was surprised about non expected amount of members of police and security staff. ...and some of them was armed... This is indeed not common to see armed police in the Great Britain. Sometimes I could see armed security or police staff at the airport but not at the train station. But it was international train – Eurostar. So maybe it was this reason. Or another else..?
I could see a light tense in faces of some waiting people. But I did not notice anything special. I had any idea that something wrong should happen. I hadn´t been watching or reading news that evening. I was in a little rush for preparing weekend´s programs for my friends from France. I have had no idea that whole world wide broadcasting was interrupted by breaking news and internet was flooded by actual information telling about several terrorist attacks in Paris ca. three hours ago.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Why is the ´red´ button the most important thing in the studio BBC

Not important where you already are, each space and each situation have something special. For Radio (broadcasting or studio) is important one thing – and that is ´the red button´. 
Thanks my nice colleague – journalist – I reached great opportunity to spend some time in BBC. It was amazing be again in the newsroom and in the studio. Of course I spent lots of time in Radio studio before. But it was not in BBC and it took a place in my country – in Prague. So I was looking for what is the same and what is different. And I discovered that some things are the same in every places in every times. And that´s it for example the ´red button´!!! What is it? The most important thing for Radio Broadcasting! You cannot belive?! Just follow me…

Yes, it is – The ´Red Button´! :-)