Three Years of War Waged by Orbán against Hungarian Media Pluralism

20 August, 2018 / By by Csaba Fuzfa and Republikon Institute  We have reached the end of a three-year-long war in the media waged against Hír TV – the biggest anti-government television broadcaster in Hungary. The main battle took place between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and oligarch Lajos Simicska, the owner of Hír TV, right before…

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The state of Hungarian media: Endgame

30 August, 2017 / By Viktor Orban, LSE Project Hungary has been experiencing significant constitutional and institutional changes in the last seven years as Viktor Orban and his ruling party Fidesz cemented their political power by capturing the constitutional court and other key institutions. In parallel to the political capture of democratic institutions, media ownership became more…

Germany’s RTL Complains to Brussels about Hungary

October 16, 2014 / Walk Street Journal By VERONIKA GULYAS Thursday confirmed it filed an official complaint to the European Commission about Hungary’s advertising tax, saying it hurt media pluralism and was discriminatory. Hungary introduced a new advertising tax this summer levied on revenues with progressive tax rates ranging from 0% to 40%, payable by media…