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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

Opposition media network envisaged

Friday, February 14th, 2020

A left-wing columnist fears that opposition parties intend to exercise control over independent outlets. READ MORE

US to relaunch Radio Free Europe in Hungarian

Friday, September 27th, 2019

A pro-government commentator thinks that the decision to relaunch RFE broadcasts in Hungarian reflects disagreements between President Trump and the ’deep state’ and will not change the political realities in Hungary. READ MORE

Further comments on Strache’s downfall

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

As Austria braces for snap elections in the wake of the video scandal that destroyed the leader of the junior coalition partner, the Hungarian media continues to analyse the scandal that brought down Austria’s coalition government. READ MORE

Magyar Idők published as Magyar Nemzet

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Four years after its transformation into a government-critical daily, and nine month after it was closed down, Magyar Nemzet has been relaunched by the editors of Magyar Idők. It is practically Magyar Idők with just the title being changed. The new Magyar Nemzet claims that it will stand for national sovereignty. A left-wing critic believes it will function as a government mouthpiece. READ MORE

Producer Andy Vajna dead

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The leading pro-government daily bids farewell to Andy Vajna, praising his contribution to Hungarian film making. A liberal commentator suspects a fight over his media holding and casino concessions will follow. READ MORE

Opposition MPs stage sit-in at public TV

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

After the fifth day of demonstrations against the government, commentators ponder whether the recent series of protests might lead to the birth of a new united opposition, or whether attempts by hitherto unpopular opposition parties to lead the new movement will fail to produce new supporters. READ MORE

Independent conservative weekly relaunched

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Editors of the former Heti Válasz weekly which was shut down last summer launched Válasz Online on Monday. Former Hungarian President László Sólyom welcomes the relaunching of the moderate conservative online news outlet. READ MORE

Massive media conglomerate created on the Right

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Liberal commentators think that the centralization of pro-government media outlets will further strengthen the government’s dominance over public opinion. READ MORE

Dispute over US Ambassador’s comments

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

A Hungarian-American liberal commentator lambasts the new US Ambassador to Budapest for ignoring what he sees as the decline of democratic norms in Hungary. His pro-government counterpart welcomes Mr Cornstein’s words. READ MORE