Billboard sparks fresh controversy at Czech TV

05-02-2001

A billboard carrying an apology from Czech Public Television, the country's public TV network, for alleged "programme disruptions and lack of objectivity during the recent crisis" has caused fresh controversy between the station's management and striking employees. The billboard was conceived and paid for by the management and is said to be the first in a series of steps aimed at redeeming the country's public television network in the eyes of disgruntled viewers. Striking employees have distanced themselves from the campaign, saying that the management itself was directly responsible for the mentioned problems and if it wanted to issue a public apology it should refrain from using Czech TV funds to do so .