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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.

First comments on the Russian invasion of Ukraine


A liberal correspondent believes that Russia intends to topple the Kiev government but will not attempt to keep Ukraine under military occupation. A business analyst weighs the risks for the Hungarian economy.

Hungary sides with the EU on Ukraine


As PM Orbán assures the European Union that Hungary ’is part of the joint EU stance’, media outlets are cautiously dramatic in reporting Russia’s decision to send troops into eastern Ukraine, after President Putin recognised the independence of the two breakaway regions.

Márki-Zay to be left without own parliamentary group


A pro-government commentator writes that the opposition parties wanted to teach Péter Márki-Zay a lesson by not allowing him to put his own candidates on the opposition ballot. A liberal pundit thinks that Márki-Zay’s party could have wooed moderate supporters, thus its exclusion could cost them votes.

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.