Mladá fronta DNES

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Mladá fronta Dnes
The front page of Mladá fronta Dnes on 16 May 2012
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) MAFRA, a.s.
Editor Jaroslav Plesl
Founded1945;76 years ago (1945)
Political alignment Right-wing conservative, [1] neoliberal
Headquarters Prague

Mladá fronta Dnes (Young Front Today), also known as MF DNES or simply Dnes (Today), is a daily newspaper in the Czech Republic. [1] Its name could be translated into English as Youth Front Today. As of 2016, it is the second largest Czech newspaper, [2] after the Czech tabloid Blesk .


History and profile

Headquarters of Mlada fronta Dnes and Lidove Noviny in Prague. Praha, Andel, Sidlo MF a LN II.JPG
Headquarters of Mladá fronta Dnes and Lidové Noviny in Prague.

The paper was set up in 1945 under the name Mladá fronta as a daily newspaper for youth. During the era of socialism, Mladá fronta was the newspaper of the Socialist Union of Youth.

After the 1989 Velvet Revolution, its popularity grew and nowadays it is not connected to the Socialist Youth in any way, neither in terms of organisation nor policy.

The paper is owned by Mafra a.s., a subsidiary of the Agrofert group, a company owned by the Czech Prime Minister (from 2018), Andrej Babiš. MAFRA a.s. was previously the Czech subsidiary of the German group Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei- und Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH [3] (the publisher of the Rheinische Post ), that bought it from French press group Socpresse in 1994. MAFRA a.s. also owns the Czech daily newspaper Lidové noviny , the Czech edition of the freesheet Metro , the TV music channel Óčko .

The paper is published in Berliner format. [4] It consists of four sections, one of which contains regional content. Its orientation can be described as right-wing conservative. [1]

Circulation of Mladá fronta DNES

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