České slovo (English: Czech Word), also known as Svobodné slovo (English: Free Word) was a Czech daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in Prague since 1907, by Publishing House Melantrich, until its cancellation in 1997. Newspapers were founded by Union of National Social Workers of National Social Party led by their leader Václav Klofáč and Jaroslav Šalda. Newspapers were several times banned in 1915–1918, 1939–1945 and nationalised in 1948–1990. During the communist regime in Czechoslovakia, Josef Pejskar and Council of Free Czechoslovakia published version to Czechoslovak exile (1955–1990).
|Owner(s)||Melantrich, Graphics and Art Institute of the National Social Party|
|Publisher||Publishing House Melantrich|
|Ceased publication||1990 (as exile České slovo)|
1997 (as Slovo)
|Headquarters||Wenceslas Square 36, Prague, Czechoslovakia|
Amomgst journalists active there was also František R. Kraus.
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- Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů. "České slovo - měsíčník vydávaný exulanty v Německu" (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-01-17.
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- Libuše Pešková: Publikační činnost nakladatelství Melantrich od založení do vzniku 2. světové války (Publication activities of Melantrich until World War II), Charles University, 1975. A diploma work with complete bibliography from the 1918-38 period. (Czech)