Lecture in language

Czech

Petruška Šustrová

Journalist, translator, and ex-dissident

„We all hope that we would do the right thing in an extreme situation - but none of us can be sure about it, until he gets through such a situation.“
During Communism, she actively opposed the regime and was imprisoned. She signed the Charter 77 Declaration, and in 1985 she became its spokesperson. Since 1990 she has been working as a journalist and translator. In 2009 she received the Ferdinand Peroutka Journalist Award.
Petruška was persecuted for her activities in opposition to the Communist regime: she was expelled from her studies at Charles University and sentenced to a two-year imprisonment for her involvement More…