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Opposition-leaning website accused of serving foreign interests

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

A pro-government columnist disputes Telex’s image as an independent news outlet. READ MORE

168 óra remains a staunch critic of the government

Friday, October 11th, 2019

In his first opinion piece as editor-in-chief of 168 óra, Péter Rózsa describes the regime the government side has built as a kleptocracy. READ MORE

Századvég editorial board replaced

Friday, September 28th, 2018

A leftist commentator interprets the firing of the editors of a leading conservative journal as a sign of faltering press freedom in Hungary, while his pro-government counterpart suggests that those who have ‘turned their backs on the Right’, should not pose as right-wingers. READ MORE

Rumors about new media chamber membership rules

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Left-wing, liberal and conservative critics of the government suggest that the government wants to silence independent and critical media by establishing a new media chamber with specific rules. READ MORE

Socialists to boycott pro-government media

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

A conservative commentator condemns those politicians who are inclined to address only ‘the friendly media’. Since that habit is spreading on both sides of the political divide, she suggests that ‘a total media war has exploded’. READ MORE

Waiting for Putin

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

While left-wing parties cautiously avoid commenting over the past few days on the upcoming one day visit of the Russian President, left-liberal commentators express disagreement with the government’s friendly attitude towards the Russian leader. READ MORE

More Népszabadság-obituaries

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Commentators continue to ruminate on the fate of Népszabadság, Hungary’s number one left-liberal daily which was shut down by its Austrian owner on Saturday last week. READ MORE

Gyurcsány to boycott Parliament

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

A pro-government commentator pokes fun at the four MPs of the Democratic Coalition who have decided to boycott parliament in protest against the anti-quota referendum and the shutdown of Népszabadság, the number onleft-wing daily. READ MORE

Népszabadság saga rolls on

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

A pro-government pundit accepts the explanation that Népszabadság had to be closed down out of financial considerations. He feels bad at the same time because his left-wing colleagues have lost their jobs. Nevertheless he does not regret the disappearance of the former Communist Party daily. READ MORE

Analyses on the closing of Népszabadság

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

A liberal pundit lambasts the MSZP for its role in the fate of the number one left-wing daily, while a centrist analyst rejects the view that what has happened heralds the end of press freedom in Hungary. READ MORE