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Journalist fined for offending Hungarians

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Commenting on the verdict of the Kúria (the supreme court), liberal lawyers express outrage, while a representative of the plaintiffs believes it was high time to punish a journalist whom he accuses of ‘regularly offending the dignity of Hungarians’. READ MORE

Momentum leader wants to ban “government propagandists”

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

A pro-government commentator finds it shocking that the leader of Momentum would temporarily ban right-wing journalists who, in his view, spread fake news. READ MORE

Kubradio still in focus

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

A pro-government pundit thinks it was high time for Klub Radio to disappear from the air, while a liberal media analyst believes the system is skewed against the opposition-leaning radio station. READ MORE

Pro-government editors explain their creed

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

The editor of Karc FM radio denies receiving instructions from party or public officials, while the boss of the newly launched Pesti TV says his programmes represent ‘the revolt of normalcy’. READ MORE

Klub Rádió fears losing its licence

Monday, September 14th, 2020

As the Hungarian Media Authority refuses to renew Klub Rádió’s licence for another 7 years, its president announces a battle on several fronts to keep its frequency. The main pro-government daily rejects claims that the authority’s intention is to stifle opposition voices. READ MORE

Weeklies on the end of Index

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Opposition-leaning weeklies predict that Index will never be the same again, following the resignation of over 80 journalists and staff, who quit last week citing their fears of government interference. A pro-government weekly sees an opposition plot behind the conflict. READ MORE

Opposing views on Index

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Opposition-leaning outlets mourn the end of what they see as the leading independent news site while a pro-government analyst believes that Index was a staunchly pro-opposition website. A middle of the road commentator suggest that it was not in the government’s interest to dismantle Index. READ MORE

Index.hu’s editorial board resigns

Monday, July 27th, 2020

As most staff members at Index resign, a liberal commentator accuses the government of trying to silence its most important critic. A pro-government news site, on the other hand, claims that Ferenc Gyurcsány has taken over Index. READ MORE

Index.hu fears for its independence

Saturday, June 27th, 2020
A left-wing sociologist thinks that the owners of Index.hu want to restructure Hungary’s most popular online news site in an attempt to silence yet another media outlet critical of the government. A pro-government commentator dismisses the accusation, and claims that restructuring is necessary because of diminishing revenues.

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Government accused of plotting against opposition media

Friday, March 27th, 2020

A left-wing commentator thinks that the new ‘fake news bill’ will add to the troubles of the non-government-sponsored media. A right-wing author argues that the bill simply meets the requirements of a nationwide health emergency. READ MORE