I do not believe in God, but in kind relationships between people
Journalist, long-time editor of the Czech News Agency and founder of Hospodářské noviny, Vladimír Brabec, was born on May 1, 1924 in Netvořice. He grew up in Prague in an intellectually and spiritually inspiring environment: he studied at the prestigious Edvard Beneš Grammar School, his father worked with the National Socialists. Vladimir was a member of the congregation of the Czechoslovak Church. Inspired by the Masaryk´s religious philosophy, he decided to study theology. Studies were soon interrupted by total commitment to work in a German factory. In May 1945 he participated in the Prague uprising and liberation of Prague. After the war he worked as an assistant professor at the Hus Faculty of Theology, and in 1949 he began working as an editor of the Czech News Agency (ČTK). As a member of the Social Democratic Party, after its merger with the Communist Party, was transferred to the Communist Party. In 1949 he stayed in Paris as a scholarship holder for the French government. At the end of the 1950s he was involved in the construction of an extensive foreign economy editorial office for the ČTK, and published a number of newsletters informing about Western markets. In the 1960s he was close to the reform group of Ota ŠIk; after the August occupation of 1968 he organized an improvised broadcast of ČTK abroad. In 1969, Vladimir was dismissed from ČTK and worked in a municipal services company. In 1990 he stood at the birth of Hospodářské noviny.