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About Václav Štětka

Dr Václav Štětka is a research fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford specialising in media and globalisation.

Articles by Václav Štětka

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

There and back again? Media freedom and autonomy in Central and Eastern Europe

Collusion between the press and politicians is not confined to western Europe. Central and Eastern European countries are also plagued by their own mini-Murdochs – and in these more fragile democracies, they represent an even bigger threat.

Are media relations in central and eastern Europe being Berlusconised?

The ideal of business, media and political separation is never fully achieved. But the trend in Central and Eastern Europe seems to be towards a worrying degradation. A podcast conversation with accompanying presentation.
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