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Hungary and Croatia Try to Silence Slovenian Media

Government connections in two of Slovenia's neighbours try to influence media reports in the country, but Slovenia reacts strongly, showing a more progressive approach...

Doing their masters’ bidding: Media smear campaigns in central and eastern Europe

Unpatriotic behaviour. Sedition. Being in the pay of shadowy external forces. Faking a neo-Nazi event. These are just a few of the charges that...

Media freedom in Hungary is no more

In an unprecedented concerted action pro-Orbán media owners 'donated' their news channels, internet news portals, tabloid and sports newspapers, several radio stations, numerous magazines and all...

Hungary: Political pressure on advertisers threatens critical media

New study highlights economic risks of independence in ‘illiberal’ media market. by IPI Correspondent Márton Bede The gradual decay of media freedom in Hungary and other Eastern European...

Hungarian Investigative Outlet ‘Atlatszo’ Attacked By Pro-Government Media

Hungarian investigative outlet Atlatszo has been the target of pro-government media attacks since it recently revealed links between members of the Hungarian elite, including Orban, and a luxury...

Hungary: Prime Minister’s Allies Take Over Popular News Website

Hungarian businessman Zoltan Speder sold in mid-September 2018 his stake in the company cemp-X Online, which owns several publications and indirectly controls Index.hu, Hungary’s largest...

OPEN LETTER – Media freedom in Hungary and the case of Hir TV

To Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, European Commission Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner, European Commission Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner, European Commission Antonio Tajani, President, European Parliament The undersigned media freedom organisations are writing...

Call for Proposals in the field of data-driven news production [EU countries]

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals in the field of data-driven news production. Applicants are invited to submit proposals to increase reporting...

Hungary’s regime is exporting instability and propaganda to the Balkans

by Filip Stojanovski  An investigation conducted by independent Macedonian news outlet Nova TV has found that some of the media that drove right-wing populist propaganda...

Right-Wing Hungarian Media Moves Into the Balkans

Hungarians with links to the country’s pro-government media have embarked on a mass buy-up of news outlets in Macedonia, part of what appears to...

Independent journalists in Hungary brace for tough times in next Orbán term

By Attila Mong/CPJ Europe Correspondent  As Hungary's new Parliament holds its first session, where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is due to form his third consecutive government...

Whistleblower directive: The EC takes “an important step” but improvement on public reporting yet to be made

On 23 April, the European Commission issued a proposal for a directive on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law. This is...
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