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When Oligarchs Buy Media: A Central European Tale

How the financial crisis precipitated a mass exodus of Western investment from Central Europe—and paved the way for oligarchic takeovers of media.

Published on: November 30, 2018
Martin Ehl is chief analyst of Hospodarske noviny, a Czech economic daily. Its publisher, Economia, was acquired by Czech businessman Zdenek Bakala in 2008 from Germany’s Handelsblatt Media Group. Václav Štětka is a Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University.
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