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Hungarian media’s Catch-22

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Budapest/ London, July 20, 2022

In Hungary’s modest-sized domestic market, Magyar Hang (Hungarian Voice) is one of the two top-selling political weeklies, with over 10,000 subscribers. 

The editor in chief, Zsombor György says the newspaper will fold this summer without a fresh injection of income. The 20 or 30 % of its costs it needs from advertising look beyond reach because every source of funds has been closed.

Zsombor – locked out of national conversation

AEJ media freedom representative William Horsley looks at how a decade of restrictions and government attacks has crippled independent media and damaged coverage of politics and elections.


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