Journalists organisation condemns Zeman spokesman over refusal to answer outlets

The Czech Syndicate of Journalists has condemned a decision by the spokesman for President Miloš Zeman not to respond to questions from the newspaper Hospodářské noviny or the news site Aktuálně.cz on the financing of the head of state’s campaign for reelection.

Spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told the media outlets to apply for the information via a law on freedom of information. He said the media group they were part of, Economia, had been spreading disinformation about Mr. Zeman for months.