Open main menu

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

Pravo-logo ca. 1995.svg
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorZdeněk Porybný
Founded1991; 28 years ago (1991)
Political alignmentCentre-left, social democrat, pro-Social Democratic Party
Circulation112,000 (2012)


History and profileEdit

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] The paper is not directly linked to any political party, but is ideologically close to the Czech Social Democratic Party.[3] It maintains a left-wing stance[1][4] and tends to focus on social issues.[5]

Právo is published in Prague by Borgis.[2][6] a stock company that issues only Právo and its supplements,[1] owned for 91% by the paper's editor-in-chief, Zdeněk Porybný.[5] It is the only Czech national daily that is not owned by a foreign company.[5] The paper is published in broadsheet format.[7]


The circulation of Právo was 205,000 copies in 2002, making it the third best selling newspaper in the country.[7] In October 2003 the paper had a circulation of 189,583 copies and was again the third most read newspaper in the Czech Republic.[6] In December 2004 the circulation of the paper was 189,583 copies.[8]

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.[9] It was 128,404 copies in 2010 and 120,449 copies in 2011.[9] Between April and September 2012 Právo had a circulation of 112,000 copies.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d The Czech media landscape - print media Archived 25 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c "Media Landscape Media Claims" (PDF). European Social Survey. May 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ Daniela Gawrecká (November 2013). "Who Watches the Watchmen?" (Discussion Paper). Prague: Institute of Sociology. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  4. ^ Vlastimil Nečas (Fall 2009). "Constitutional debate in the Czech Republic" (PDF). Central European Journal of Communication. 2 (2). Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "The press in the Czech Republic". BBC News. 10 December 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  6. ^ a b Milan Smid. "Czech Republic" (PDF). Mirovni Institut. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b "World Press Trends 2003" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ Vladimir Kroupa; Milan Smid (13 May 2005). "Media System of the Czech Republic" (Report). Hamburg: Hans Bredow Institut. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  9. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

External linksEdit