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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

Pro-government site takes up Israel’s defence

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

A conservative commentator accuses the mainstream international media of being biased against Israel in reports about the ongoing armed conflict with Hamas. READ MORE

European Commission ’unable to act’ on Hungarian media complaints

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

A left-wing journalist lambasts the European Commission for failing to confront what he sees as excessive media concentration in Hungary. READ MORE

Government rejects criticism by US Secretary of State over media freedom

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

In an online press conference, Antony Blinken expressed concern over media pluralism in Hungary and called for a more diverse media environment. READ MORE

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