|Political alignment||Centre-left, social democrat, pro-Social Democratic Party|
History and profileEdit
Právo emerged in 1991 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. The paper is not directly linked to any political party, but is ideologically close to the Czech Social Democratic Party. It maintains a left-wing stance and tends to focus on social issues.
Právo is published in Prague by Borgis. a stock company that issues only Právo and its supplements, owned for 91% by the paper's editor-in-chief, Zdeněk Porybný. It is the only Czech national daily that is not owned by a foreign company. The paper is published in broadsheet format.
The circulation of Právo was 205,000 copies in 2002, making it the third best selling newspaper in the country. In October 2003 the paper had a circulation of 189,583 copies and was again the third most read newspaper in the Czech Republic. In December 2004 the circulation of the paper was 189,583 copies.
The 2007 circulation of Právo was 164,157 copies. The circulation of the paper was 145,031 copies in 2008 and 138,476 copies in 2009. It was 128,404 copies in 2010 and 120,449 copies in 2011. Between April and September 2012 Právo had a circulation of 112,000 copies.
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