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Media war in Poland

Friday, December 29th, 2023

Opinions in Hungary regarding efforts by the new Polish government to remove the management of the public media company are sharply divided. READ MORE

A leftist view on why the opposition ‘always loses’

Thursday, July 20th, 2023

A left-wing commentator urges opposition parties to get down to the hard job of organising a nationwide network of activists and thereby reach out to Hungarian households. READ MORE

DK launches online TV channel

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

A liberal commentator accuses the Democratic Coalition of trying to emulate government propaganda by launching its own – equally biased – YouTube television channel. READ MORE

Left-wing mayor ignores pro-government journalist

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

A liberal and a right-wing journalist offer diametrically opposed takes on the decision of Budapest 9th district Mayor to ignore questions by a pro-government interviewee on ATV. READ MORE

Media criticized on both sides

Friday, April 15th, 2022

A liberal pundit castigates the opposition-leaning media for failing to fulfil its primary democratic function. A pro-government commentator calls on the state television to abandon its biased and sectarian reporting. READ MORE

Márki-Zay depicted as a foreign agent

Saturday, February 5th, 2022

The leading pro-government daily accuses the opposition frontrunner of ‘collusion with foreign actors’. The paper claims that Márki-Zay’s movement as well as pro-opposition NGOs and journalists are financed by foreign sources who promote globalist and pro-migration views. READ MORE

Left-wing pundit demands more media space for Márki-Zay

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

A left-wing commentator urges the public media to grant regular airtime to the opposition candidate for Prime Minister. READ MORE

Márky-Zay wants a base in future Parliament

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

A conservative columnist believes new fault-lines may appear within the opposition, as their newly elected candidate for Prime Minister asks for civic candidates to be included on the joint opposition electoral list next year. A left-liberal commentator thinks Fidesz is taking the threat of opposition victory in 2022 seriously. READ MORE

Government accused of using spyware

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

As the government stands accused of using spyware to monitor critical journalists and other individuals, a left-wing pundit likens PM Orbán to the dictators of the East. Pro-government commentators are skeptical that the government illegally tapped its critics. READ MORE

The Prime Minister’s video on media freedom

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

A left-wing site dismisses the Prime Minister’s argument that the abundance of outlets harshly critical of his government is vivid proof of a free press in Hungary. A pro-government outlet takes the attempted murder of a Dutch journalist as an indication that The Netherlands has problems with media freedom. READ MORE