ANO leader accused of influencing paper he owns

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksová has accused ANO leader and Finance Minister Andrej Babis of influencing the media he owns. Mrs. Marksová wrote on Twitter that a reporter for Mladá fronta Dnes daily, owned by minister Babis, had sent her a list of questions by mail, with a copy sent to an assistant to ANO deputy Radka Maxová who specializes in social issues. The assistant in question rejected the insinuation saying that the questions for Minister Marksová were also intended for deputy Maxová. Babis has repeatedly rejected claims that he influences the media in his ownership.