Slovakia (Slovak Republic) is a Central European country that covers an area of approximately 49,000 square kilometers (about 18,900 square miles) and has 5.4 million residents. Most of its institutions are concentrated in the capital city of Bratislava. The country has a relatively developed, stable, and free media system that passed through a postsocialist transformation. In recent years, Slovak media have experienced a growing concentration of ownership and commercialization. This entry discusses government policy on media in Slovakia, then looks at its print and broadcast media, film, and online media.

Government Policy

After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia became a parliamentary republic in 1993. The 1992 Constitution of the Slovak Republic guarantees freedom of expression and the right to information; it also forbids censorship. The legal framework ...

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