by European Federation of Journalists
Media freedom campaigners and the European Federation of journalists condemn remarks made by the Czech Republic's newly re-elected President Milos Zeman.
Mr. Zeman accused the Czech public broadcaster of granting too much coverage to the TOP 09 conservative political party. He further went on to allege a general manipulation by liberal news outlets.
Karolina Blinkova, a spokeswoman of Czech Television (CT) dismissed his accusations of biased news coverage in favour of the TOP 09 political party as attacks on the independence of the media:
We absolutely reject any attacks on journalists and independence of the media, especially…