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Waiting for Putin

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

While left-wing parties cautiously avoid commenting over the past few days on the upcoming one day visit of the Russian President, left-liberal commentators express disagreement with the government’s friendly attitude towards the Russian leader. READ MORE

More Népszabadság-obituaries

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Commentators continue to ruminate on the fate of Népszabadság, Hungary’s number one left-liberal daily which was shut down by its Austrian owner on Saturday last week. READ MORE

Gyurcsány to boycott Parliament

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

A pro-government commentator pokes fun at the four MPs of the Democratic Coalition who have decided to boycott parliament in protest against the anti-quota referendum and the shutdown of Népszabadság, the number onleft-wing daily. READ MORE

Népszabadság saga rolls on

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

A pro-government pundit accepts the explanation that Népszabadság had to be closed down out of financial considerations. He feels bad at the same time because his left-wing colleagues have lost their jobs. Nevertheless he does not regret the disappearance of the former Communist Party daily. READ MORE

Analyses on the closing of Népszabadság

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

A liberal pundit lambasts the MSZP for its role in the fate of the number one left-wing daily, while a centrist analyst rejects the view that what has happened heralds the end of press freedom in Hungary. READ MORE

Népszabadság shuts down

Monday, October 10th, 2016

On Saturday, the management of Népszabadság suspended all operations of Hungary’s leading left-wing daily. A left-wing columnist accuses the government of  being behind the owners’ decision, while pro-government commentators accept their explanation that they wanted to cut losses. READ MORE

National Bank President still under fire

Friday, April 29th, 2016

As the debate over the management of the funds of the National Bank (MNB) rolls on, passionate articles abound both in condemnation and in defence of its President.


Bill on undercover agents criticised

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Independent conservative commentators reject out of hand the idea that media enterprises could be compelled to employ secret service agents. The bill containing such a passage on ‘content providers’ is part of a 34 page package tabled by the Minister of Home Affairs in Parliament last week. READ MORE

The PM’s son withdraws, tired of media attention

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

The stepdaughter of a former Socialist Prime Minister lambasts journalists for “ruining a young man’s dream”, as the media buzzes with comments on the younger Orbán’s presence at his father’s side in the VIP box of the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, watching the World Cup final. READ MORE

Népszava to survive but resized

Friday, July 18th, 2014
The editor in chief is confident that he will not be compelled to close down Hungary’s oldest daily newspaper, but will probably be compelled to downsize it. READ MORE