Aha! (tabloid)

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The front page of Aha! on 16 May 2012
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Czech News Center
Publisher Czech Print Center
Founded 1 October 2004; 13 years ago (2004-10-01)
Language Czech
Headquarters Prague
Circulation 88,671 (2011)
Sister newspapers Blesk
Website Aha!

Aha! is a Czech daily tabloid newspaper published in Prague, the Czech Republic.

History and profile[edit]

Aha! was established in October 2004 and its owner was Ebika.[1] The daily was bought by Ringier, more specifically Ringier Axel Springer Czech Republic, in October 2007.[1][2][3]

The owner of the paper is the Czech News Center, which acquired it in 2013.[3][4] The publisher is the Czech Print Center, a subsidiary of the CNC.[5]

The paper focuses on the news about the Czech celebrities. The major audience of the daily is the Czech youth.[6] It is published in tabloid format[7] and has a right-wing stance.[8]

Aha! has been sued by several Czech public figures, including Michal Viewegh, a Czech writer, due to its allegedly false reports.[9]

Ringier stated that Aha! was the second best-selling tabloid in the country after Blesk which was also owned by it.[10] The 2006 circulation of Aha! was 91,000 copies and it was 140,022 in August 2007.[1] The circulation of the paper was 114,238 copies in 2008 and 107,271 copies in 2009.[11] It was 100,397 copies in 2010 and 88,671 in 2011.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Ringier takes over Czech newspaper Aha!". Wordpress. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Ringier Today Archived 13 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Ringier. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Entrepreneurs Daniel Křetínský and Patrik Tkáč take over activities in the Czech Republic". Ringier. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Czech News Center. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Media plurality overview in the Czech Republic". Czech Defamation Law. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Czech Republic". European Journalism Centre. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Coding Scheme Picmin Instrument" (PDF). Media Project. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Daniela Gawrecká (November 2013). "Who Watches the Watchmen?" (Discussion Paper). Institute of Sociology. Prague. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Viewegh fights the tabloids". Czech Literature Portal Newspaper. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Eva Rybková; Vera Rihácková (20 June 2013). "Mapping Digital Media: Czech Republic" (PDF). Open Society Foundation. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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