Czech TV to undergo forensic audit

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The financial director of crisis-hit Czech Television has announced plans for a forensic audit to be carried out on the public service station. The audit will be carried out by Price WaterhouseCoopers and a local company HZ Praha, and follows allegations of financial irregularities at the television station. The station was the focus of massive demonstrations earlier this month, when staff went on strike in protest over the appointment of Jiri Hodac by the Czech Television Supervisory Board, which was accused of political bias. Striking staff members at Czech TV have welcomed the decision, as they say they have already requested such an audit.