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Press Watchdogs Call for EU to Act Over Hungary Media Curbs

The spokesman of the Hungarian government Zoltan Kovacs speaks to reporters at the Hungarian Embassy in Paris, Wednesday, Dec…

Hungary has stifled its independent media and imposed a level of control over journalists that is unprecedented in an EU country, according to a joint report from six international press watchdogs that calls on EU leaders to take action.

The report was compiled ahead of a meeting next week at which EU leaders will discuss punishing Hungary for eroding democratic norms under maverick Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

“The Hungarian government has systematically dismantled media independence, freedom and pluralism, distorted the media market and divided the journalistic community in the country, achieving a degree of media control unprecedented in an EU member state,” read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com