Czech Republic

Population 10.6m
Internet penetration 88%

Compiled with the help of Václav Štětka, Loughborough University.

The Czech media landscape is characterised by strong commercial television operations, well-trusted public broadcasters (ČT and ČRo), and by a highly concentrated newspaper sector, mostly in the hands of local business tycoons.

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Changing Media

The Czech media market has experienced significant ownership concentration in recent years with control shifting towards domestic tycoons. Offline sources such as TV and print are becoming less important over time, with the smartphone now a key device for accessing online news.


The tendency towards declining trust in news, recorded in previous years, has stalled, even if the overall trust figures are still comparatively low. Public broadcasters remain most trusted alongside local and regional news, while tabloids and some commercial TV stations are trusted least.