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Klubrádió endgame


According to centrist media experts the latest amendments to the Media Act might force the opposition radio station to re-apply for the status of public content provider and thus not be compelled to pay a frequency fee. A commentator close to the government warns that all attempts to stifle Klubrádió ...

Klub Radio and Demszky in the cross-hairs


Népszava accuses the government of trying to silence the only left-wing radio station in Hungary, while Magyar Nemzet finds it unfair that the former liberal Mayor of Budapest can get away scot-free with the dismal heritage he left to his successor.

Is Klubrádió winning?


A left wing commentator welcomes a court decision which upholds the validity of a broadcasting license won by the left-wing talk radio, and cautions the Media Authority against filing an appeal.

Stopping Klubrádió: an “especially bad decision”?


A serious furore has erupted over the Media Council's decision to award the frequency used by a left wing talk radio to another media company. A right wing analyst calls the decision an “especially bad one” as it has relaunched last year's controversy over Hungary's media law.

PM working on a new conservative alliance


A left-wing commentator describes the Prime Minister’s efforts to set up a new united radical conservative group within the European Parliament as an attempt to avoid international isolation.

Karácsony withdraws from the primary race


A pro-government daily reads Gergely  Karácsony’s decision to withdraw from the opposition primary as proof that he is a failed politician. A left-wing analyst lambasts him for releasing a string of contradictory statements.

Opposition infighting in run-up to the Primary 2nd round


A left-wing pundit is saddened by the accusations hurled at each other by the two sides, as the runner-up and the number three stand together to challenge the winner of the first round.

Opposition holds first primary debate


Commentators right across the political spectrum agree that the opposition candidates avoided fierce disputes and divisive topics in order to show unity.

EU backs cage-free farming but not ethnic minority pact


A pro-government pundit lambasts the European Commission which, after rejecting the ‘Minority Safe Pact’, has now embraced a citizens’ petition entitled ‘End the Cage Age’.

Pope’s visit to Budapest


A pro-government columnist thinks that Pope Francis plans to avoid meeting Hungarian government politicians in order to punish them for defending Christianity - by keeping migrants out of the country. A left-wing commentator accuses the government of using Christianity to promote its own political agenda.