Czech Republic tumbles down press freedom ranking


The Czech Republic has dropped dramatically down the index of press freedom put together by the international organisation Reporters Without Frontiers.

The Czech Republic dropped 11 places in the ranking of 180 countries to 34th. Neighbour Slovakia dropped 10 places to 27th place.

The campaigning group highlighted the concentration of media in the Czech Republic saying that it had reached a critical point. It added that oligarchs has bought into media to boost their power base in the country.

It also focused on president Miloš Zeman’s repeated attacks on the press.