Hungarians rally for press freedom

Hungary is ranked the second-worst in the EU with regard to freedom of press by Reporters Without Borders. There have been a number of previous instances of pro-Orban forces and individuals gaining control over media outlets critical of the government.

July 28, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

On July 24, Hungarian journalists, along with progressive citizens, took to the streets condemning the attack on press freedom. The protests followed the firing of the editor-in-chief of the news portal, Index.hu, after he warned of loss of autonomy of the organization. Earlier, a businessman allied to PM Viktor Orban had gained control over its funding.

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