Journalists question Hungary’s leadership of Europe as media law provokes outrage
Recent articles in Hungary

Hungarian lawmakers rejected ratification of the Istanbul Convention on violence against women, claiming that it promotes “gender ideology” – a term used to argue that gender equality undermines “traditional family values” and encourages homosexuality.

The Hungarian government has reduced press access to COVID-19 information; health workers and professionals fear talking to the media due to the risk of reprisals by the authorities.

“Several governments across Europe are already using the pandemic to claim extraordinary powers that can undermine democratic institutions, including the free press. We believe that some Council of Europe Member States are at risk of derogating from the European Convention on Human Rights.”