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Not to be confused with Rudé právo.
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Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Borgis
Editor Zdeněk Porybný
Founded 1991; 24 years ago (1991)
Political alignment Centre-left, social democrat, pro-Social Democratic Party
Headquarters Prague
Circulation 112,000 (2012)

Právo (in Czech Right or Law) is a Czech daily newspaper.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Právo emerged in 1991[2] following the Velvet Revolution, when some editors of the daily Rudé právo founded a new company unaffiliated with the Czechoslovak Communist Party but taking advantage of the existing reader base.[1] Právo is not directly linked to any political party, but maintains a left-wing stance[1][3] and tends to focus on social issues.[4] It is published in Prague[2] by Borgis.[5] a stock company that issues only Právo and its supplements,[1] owned for 91% by the paper's editor-in-chief, Zdeněk Porybný.[4] It is the only Czech national daily that is not owned by a foreign company.[4]

In October 2003 Právo had a circulation of 189,583 copies and was the third most read newspaper in the Czech Republic.[5] The 2007 circulation of the paper was 164,157 copies.[6] The circulation of Právo was 145,031 copies in 2008 and 138,476 copies in 2009.[7] It was 128,404 copies in 2010 and 120,449 copies in 2011.[7] Between April and September 2012 Právo had a circulation of 112,000 copies.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d The Czech media landscape - print media
  2. ^ a b c "Media Landscape Media Claims". European Social Survey. May 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Vlastimil Nečas (Fall 2009). "Constitutional debate in the Czech Republic". Central European Journal of Communication 2 (2). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "The press in the Czech Republic". BBC News. 10 December 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2008. 
  5. ^ a b Milan Smid. "Czech Republic". Mirovni Institut. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Jan Jirák; Barbara Köpplová (2008). "The Reality Show Called Democratization: Transformation of the Czech media After 1989". Global Media Journal 1 (4). Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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