Czech TV unions: host fired under political pressure

One of the hosts of a high-profile Czech TV currents affairs show has been dismissed under political pressure, the public broadcaster’s trade unions said on Friday. Czech TV announced earlier this week that Daniela Drtinová would no longer host the nightly Události komentáře show, and that she had been offered her own programme. But on Friday, the trade unions said the decision was made to accommodate complaints from politicians, who objected to her tough interviewing style. The claim has been rejected by Czech TV CEO, Petr Dvořák, who said he considered the move a career boost for Ms Drtinová.

Author: Jan Richter