European Media Pluralism Monitor rates the Czech Republic

MPM-homeSlideThe European Media Pluralism Monitor, a consortium of media scholars and experts, held its final conference in 2016 at Florence, Italy, and issued its annual report of media pluralism factors in each European country. The 2016 report offered some red flag warnings for the Czech Republic, especially regarding the absence of community broadcasting:
Availability of media platforms for community media: 75% risk (high)
Access to media for the physically challenged people: Negliglible
Centralisation of the media system: 79% risk (high)

The MPM Czech team led by scholar Vaclav Stetka noted: “Community media should be recognised by law in order to help establish the community media sector as a ‘third pillar’ of the Czech media system, particularly given the fact that the Czech Republic remains one of the few EU countries where such a sector does not legally exist.”