Since 1992, justice in the murders of journalists has been achieved in less than five per cent of the cases. Four such cases remain unresolved in the EU, including the murder of Ján Kuciak. The results were published by the Committee to Protect Journalists in its new Global Impunity Index.

The control powers of the Media Services Council apply only to the video archives of Nový čas and Plus 1 Dní, which will come under one owner after the acquisition. Marína Urbániková criticises that the Council will not control the resultant concentration of press and news websites.

Protection of a free media environment used to be taboo for the EU, but now the approach is changing. Last week, the European Parliament approved its first regulation on media freedom. Among other things, it states that in the European states, high-ranking politicians will not be allowed to own the media.

The European Committee on Culture has approved the European Parliament's position on a law that would prevent politicians from buying more than a 25 per cent stake in the media, which in the past would have prevented the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš from owning the media. The act still needs to be approved by the full plenary of the European Parliament, after which negotiations with the member states will begin.

Robert Fico has called for the introduction of a two-week post-election moratorium to allow coalition talks to take place without media interference, which ARTICLE 19, an organisation for the media freedom protection, has criticised as "verging on the absurd".