Jaromir Soukup, owner of TV Barrandov in the Czech Republic, is building a media empire with Russian and Chinese money.
16 September 2018

“I am ashamed of him,” John Bok, a Czech political activist, said of Jaromir Soukup, in an interview last January with Aktualne.cz, a Czech news outlet.

Mr Bok, who has known Mr Soukup since the early 1990s when they were both members of the Transnational Radical Party – a political association of citizens fighting for human rights – says that Mr Soukup is unrecognizable today. His passion for human rights and justice from the early days of post-communist Czechoslovakia has died away. Instead, he has developed an odd attraction for populist miasma and dubious politicians.

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