Alice Hlidkova is an international freelance journalist currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The Christian Science Monitor, Ragmag and Beyond. She has also been published in The New Scientist, Doha Centre for Media Freedom, and Arab Media & Society. She speaks and writes in English, Czech and Spanish.
Published Works
Leland Sklar rocks your world

Leland Sklar rocks your world

There are only a few days remaining before American legendary musician Leland “Bruce” Sklar turns 64, and the songwriter and notable bass guitarist is pacing circles inside his Los Angeles home. The passing of another year is not a special concern to “Lee”, instead he is roused by his twelve-hour studio session of cutting more...
Brainwaves

Brainwaves

In Palo Alto, California, anthropologist and senior researcher Jake Dunagan of the Institute for the Future specializes in neurocentric futures research. In his two and half years at the non-profit research organization which identifies trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and marketplace, Dunagan has worked with clients such as Intel, Skype, Nokia, and...
Istanbul: by tens the city of the Bosphorus

Istanbul: by tens the city of the Bosphorus

With its mosaic European churches and tiled Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city, Istanbul deserves the title of “European City of Culture,” as it bridges its rich imperial past with its modern democratic present. Previously known as Byzantium and later Constantinople, the metropolis occupies a unique geographical position in the Middle East. Squeezed between Europe...
Lebanese tango through political turmoil

Lebanese tango through political turmoil

The popularity of tango dancing has exploded in Lebanon, where it has become a vehicle for expression. The Beirut International Tango Festival kicked off its annual five-day ballroom dance and performance at the historic St. George Yacht Club & Marina the last week in April. Four hundred participants from 34 countries – all sporting sleek...
Austria's one-stop shop for chocolate, animals, and sustainability

Austria’s one-stop shop for chocolate, animals, and sustainability

The Edible Zoo is an energy self-sufficient animal park that is also home to Zotter Chocolate Factory. Kids can come to make chocolate and learn about sustainability and livestock. Joseph Zotter, Europe’s leading organic chocolate producer, has built an energy self-sufficient animal park. The Edible Zoo, which opened in May, aims to build connections between...
The media reality in Iraqi Kurdistan

The media reality in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Role of Freedom of Expression and Democracy in Kurdistan: can freedom of press exist in a federal region of Iraq? “We are inspired by you [President Barack Obama] and the values of the free world led by the United States of America. As a symbol of freedom, democracy and equality in the free world,...
Media under fire in Iraqi Kurdistan

Media under fire in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraq boasts 850 TV and radio stations. But diversity comes at a price. Several media outlets have been attacked in recent months. Eight years after US-led forces invaded Iraq, the country’s transition to a functioning democracy which grants freedom of press, is far from accomplished. Even in Iraqi Kurdistan, which is sometimes cited as a...
I created a monster - the beautiful kinetic beasts of Theo Jansen

I created a monster – the beautiful kinetic beasts of Theo Jansen

The Dutch know Theo Jansen as the man who has spent two decades building beach animals. At the turn of the century, the international art community took notice of his enormous and complex skeletal creatures that were able to walk along beaches of the Netherlands. All they needed to survive was some wind power. Since...
Island of the free

Island of the free

The island of Samsø became Denmark’s showcase for sustainable energy and went carbon-free by the power of one man. Beyond talks to SØREN HERMANSEN, who Time magazine named an environmental hero of 2008. At 51, Danish farmer and environmentalist Søren Hermansen drives an electric citron car, rests underneath a solar-paneled house roof, and keeps warm...
What the albatross are telling us, yet we’re turning a deaf ear

What the albatross are telling us, yet we’re turning a deaf ear

When Chris Jordan, a 46-year- old photographer from Seattle, Washington first visited the Midway Islands in the Pacific Ocean, he was surprised to see plastic toy soldiers inside the bowels of albatross birds. Jordan walked along the island shooting bright colored plastic caps, bags, and other items that filled their decomposing bodies. He did not...
China comes clean

China comes clean

The source of China’s environmental problems, most broadly stated, is people,” says Philip Dong who references the country’s industrialization. As project coordinator for China’s non-profit organization, FutureGenerations, Dong, has argued that the population is the leading factor in energy and resource consumption. As the population of 1.4 billion continues to grow, heavy industries and public...
Hong Kong's largest housing project is getting a new face

Hong Kong’s largest housing project is getting a new face

Hong Kong’s housing hub Chungking Mansions is home to 5,000 people and best-known for its ugliness. Now it’s maintenance wants to clean it up. Mistaken for a storage factory, Chungking Mansions has become a landmark simply for looking repulsive. But now the largest housing and commercial hub in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district...