Petra Procházková


Petra Procházková is an award-winning Czech journalist, humanitarian worker and writer. In 1994, with fellow journalist Jaromír Štětina, she founded the private news agency Epicentrum, dedicated to war reporting in Abkhazia, Afghanistan, Chechnya, East Timor, Georgia, Nagorny Karabakh, Kashmir, Kurdistan, Ossetia, and Tajikistan. On her return to the Czech Republic, Petra founded the humanitarian organization Berkat for the support of children and women in Chechnya and Afghanistan and for refugees living in the Czech Republic. She currently reports on Russia for the daily Lidové noviny.  Apart from the novel Freshta, set in Afghanistan, she has published Aluminiová královna (The Aluminium Queen), a book of interviews with Russian and Chechen women, victims of the Chechen wars.

Reviews of Freshta, and an excerpt from the novel, on Stork Press website

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Petra Procházková’s Lidové noviny blog