Hungary: RSF asks prime ministerial candidates to prioritize press freedom and the right to information

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Hungary: Media freedom groups welcome EU court referral over Klubrádió frequency

“This decision by the EU’s executive body to take Hungary to court over the alleged breach in EU telecoms rules regarding Klubrádió’s frequency licence is a belated but important signal that the Commission is increasingly willing to use the tools available to it to defend independent media, freedom of expression and media pluralism where they are most threatened.”

Hungarian government continues to undermine press freedom

Ahead of April’s general election, IPI’s new report finds that the Fidesz government has continued to systematically erode media pluralism, muzzle the independent press and manipulate the market to further entrench a pro-government narrative.

Budapest, Hungary, 9 February 2021. The chairman of the critical Hungarian radio broadcaster Klubrádió poses at the station's headquarters in Budapest, after it lost an appeal to keep its license, ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images

MFRR Report: State Capture and Media Freedom in Hungary, Poland and Turkey

“In Hungary, Poland and Turkey, increasing control of ruling parties over state-controlled companies, advertising agencies, media regulators, competition watchdogs and even the courts, has allowed for a steady intensification and diversification of campaigns against critical press.”