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Hungary: Fidesz Media Council moves to silence independent station Tilos Rádió

The partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today express serious concern over the decision by the Fidesz-controlled Media Council – the country’s powerful media regulator – to block the frequency license renewal of the symbolic independent station Tilos Rádió. Our organisations are concerned that this decision appears to be yet another disproportionate […]

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Op/Ed: The end of the free press is the beginning of wars

Editor’s note: This op/ed is being jointly published by IPI and a network of independent media outlets in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to mark World Press Freedom Day 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown us how far the dissolution of democratic institutions and the suffocation of the free […]

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Council of Europe Report: Red lights flashing for media freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists in publishing the 2022 annual report, which identifies growing challenges for media freedom across the region. While European countries still pack the first ranks in press freedom indexes, the […]

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How opposition-led towns in Hungary have become independent news deserts (HVG)

This piece is published in collaboration with HVG as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. The article is available in Hungarian on HVG’s website. While subscribers to government-controlled county newspapers are rapidly turning away from them, even after decades of readership, Hungary’s pro-government media giant Mediaworks is spreading free […]

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