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MAFRA is a Czech media group oriented mainly on printed and internet media. The company was a subsidiary of German group Rheinisch-Bergische Druckerei- und Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH (the publisher of the Rheinische Post), which bought MAFRA from French press group Socpresse in 1994. In 2013, the Czech entrepreneur, owner of the Agrofert group and later Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš bought the conglomerate.
MAFRA publishes daily newspaper MF Dnes, which, with 224 thousand newspaper circulation as of March 2011 is the second largest newspaper in the Czech Republic, after tabloid Blesk. Fully owned subsidiary Lidové noviny, a.s. publishes daily newspaper Lidové noviny with circulation of 44 thousand, 60% subsidiary METRO Česká republika, a.s. publishes a freesheet Czech edition of Metro with a circulation of 266 thousand.
The internet division is, as of February 2011, the third most visited Czech website on the internet, with 3.7 million unique visitors per month. It includes web portals iDnes.cz and lidovky.cz, most of its websites being under iDnes.cz.
Other assets include two printing works (in Prague and Olomouc) and the TV music channel Óčko.