Czech TV Council urged to investigate claims of political interference

05-11-2013

The Czech Television Council has received a call to investigate a petition signed by journalists who say there has been political interference in their work, Aktualne.cz reported. A letter to the council signed by the groups FITES and PEN Club and well-known figures such as Hana Marvanová and Matěj Hollan expressed disquiet over the situation at Czech TV, where 23 journalists last week said the public broadcaster's news had been influenced by a senior editor in favour of Miloš Zeman and his associates.