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Al Jazeera 1 Aug 2020

Death by a thousand cuts: Press freedom in Viktor Orban's Hungary

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Index.hu, Hungary's last big independent outlet, is one step closer to being under the control of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Contributors:

Veronika Munk - former deputy editor-in-chief, Index.hu
Agnes Urban - economist, Mertek Media Monitor
Justin Spike - Budapest-based journalist
Daniel Renyi - journalist, 444.hu

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Thousands of protesters marched through central Budapest in support of journalists at Hungary's most-read news site, Index. Dozens of journalists resigned over the sacking of its editor-in-chief earlier this week. His dismissal has raised concern that Prime Minister Viktor Orban's nationalist government is intensifying its effort to muzzle critical voices. Is press freedom in danger in Hungary?
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