Czech fine on broadcaster for church fashion tips in heatwave cancelled

The Czech Constitutional Court has cancelled a 200,000 crown fine imposed on commercial broadcaster, Nova, for screening a programme with fashion recommendations for what and what not to wear in church on a very hot day.

The fine was originally imposed by the state Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting and had been confirmed by a previous court ruling.

The Constitutional Court said it believed the fashion recommendations were covered by freedom of expression and could be regarded as ‘infotainment‘.

The original broadcast was screened in 2012 during a heatwave.