Journalism’s growing pains in Visegrad

December 13, 2017 / By Beata Balogová This article comes from The Buzz Around the Ballot edition of Visegrad Insight 2/2017 devoted do media landscapes and disinformation in Central Europe. Read full contents page here. A decade ago, traditional publishers in the Visegrad region had thought that their major challenge was going to be keeping their print editions on…

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EU washes hands of Czech media debate

May 31, 2017 / By Euobserver The risk to free press posed by Czech oligarch Andrej Babis is not serious enough to warrant EU intervention, the European Commission said on Tuesday (30 May). Giuseppe Abbamonte, director of the media and data directorate at the EU commission, told MEPs in the civil liberties committee that “there…

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Czech prime minister calls for media ownership ceilings

26 June 2015 / By Chris Johnstone The Czech prime minister’s comments on media pluralism and ownership came in a meeting with European public broadcasting bosses as their grouping, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), meets in Prague for its strategy setting general assembly. Bohuslav Sobotka said that the Czech media market should be subject to stepped…