The free newspaper Metro has been distributed five times a week every morning between 6.30 and 8.00 a.m. at Prague underground stations since 1998. At the outset it was a product of an international company with headquarters in London and Luxembourg that produces similar papers in metropolises around the world. In 2007 the paper merged with the Prague free newspaper Metropolitni Express from the German-dominated publisher Mafra. It has been part of the Agrofert group of the incumbent Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš since 2019. It is currently managed by a trust fund that the head of government has set up for the entire Agrofert Group in order to dispel allegations of a conflict of interest. The paper is completely supported by advertisements and aims to reach the highest possible number of readers via reliable, fast and free information. Metro does not measure itself against other free newspapers, rather expressly compares itself to the major, reputable daily newspapers, without really achieving their quality. For many Prague residents, this newspaper that is advertised as readible in a 20-minute ride on the Metro, is still the only newspaper of the day.
|Frequency of publication||Monday to Friday|
|Online payment model||All content for free|
|Location||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Area of distribution||Regional|
|Address||150 00 Praha 5, Karla Engliše 519/11|