Country Factsheet: Slovakia

Media Influence Matrix Slovakia: Methodology

This report is part of the Media Influence Matrix project initiated by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) and run as part of the Media &…

Media Influence Matrix Slovakia: Key Findings

Media Influence Matrix 2020 Slovaks consume news more frequently and in bigger amounts than ever before. They have access to a plethora of publications, news…

Media Influence Matrix Slovakia: Technology, Public Sphere and Journalism

Media Influence Matrix 2020 Slovakia has been a fast adopter of new technologies. During the past decade, internet and mobile penetration in the country has…

Media Influence Matrix Slovakia: Government, Politics and Regulation

Media Influence Matrix 2020 Thanks to the Constitution, Slovaks enjoy freedom of speech. Press publishing is not restricted in any way and censorship is forbidden…

Media Influence Matrix Slovakia: Funding Journalism

Media Influence Matrix 2020 News consumption in Slovakia is high compared to other countries in Europe. More than two-thirds of Slovaks read news portals, newspapers…

The Business of Misinformation in Slovakia: Snake Oil Spills Onto the Web

Before the Slovak presidential elections last March, the website Zem a Vek published an edited picture featuring Zuzana Čaputová, later elected the country’s president, with…

Slovakia

Slovakia in Media Influence Matrix Slovaks have access to a plethora of news platforms, but many of them are in the hands of powerful financial…

Regulatory Capture in Slovakia: Who Benefits Most

The Slovak news media sector remains captured by powerful financial groups and oligarchs. Blame it on regulation (partly). Thanks to the Constitution, Slovaks enjoy freedom…

Slovakia’s Misinformation Barons

28 August 2019 The Slovak misinformation industry is growing fast, buoyed by ads and e-commerce, but many people support them directly, too, through donations or…