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National Bank President still under fire

Friday, April 29th, 2016

As the debate over the management of the funds of the National Bank (MNB) rolls on, passionate articles abound both in condemnation and in defence of its President.


Bill on undercover agents criticised

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Independent conservative commentators reject out of hand the idea that media enterprises could be compelled to employ secret service agents. The bill containing such a passage on ‘content providers’ is part of a 34 page package tabled by the Minister of Home Affairs in Parliament last week. READ MORE

The PM’s son withdraws, tired of media attention

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

The stepdaughter of a former Socialist Prime Minister lambasts journalists for “ruining a young man’s dream”, as the media buzzes with comments on the younger Orbán’s presence at his father’s side in the VIP box of the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, watching the World Cup final. READ MORE

Népszava to survive but resized

Friday, July 18th, 2014
The editor in chief is confident that he will not be compelled to close down Hungary’s oldest daily newspaper, but will probably be compelled to downsize it. READ MORE

The ads tax war

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Népszabadság calls the news-retaliation tactics employed by RTL “inelegant”; Élet és Irodalom condemns those colleagues who would like to take their own share of the ads tax spoils, while Magyar Nemzet thinks complaints about those matters disprove earlier allegations that the press is not free in Hungary.


Protests over media issues

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Several Hungarian news portals protest against the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of Origo, and Népszabadság‘s editor believes that journalists are under serious and growing pressure. READ MORE

New pro-government monthly draws criticism

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Népszabadság suggests that a planned ‘exclusive review’ illustrates how the government is attempting to tame authors and artists. The internet is “aflame” with spicy reactions and young right-wing authors who have been queuing up to dissociate themselves from the project. READ MORE

Was ORF’s video report on Hungary biased?

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

A right-of-centre blogger argues that the one hour report broadcast on Austrian Public Television ORF2 in late September was clearly biased, and wonders why the Hungarian political élite did not protest. READ MORE

Ringier to get rid of Népszabadság

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

An independent conservative blogger wonders if the left-wing audience can sustain two nationwide dailies, or if one of them is destined to disappear. READ MORE

Is Klubrádió winning?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

A left wing commentator welcomes a court decision which upholds the validity of a broadcasting license won by the left-wing talk radio, and cautions the Media Authority against filing an appeal. READ MORE