Hungary - Wages unpaid for months - October 31, 2016

Editors and journalists at weekly magazine 168 Óra have not received salaries for months, even as the magazine’s parent company hires expensive new journalists, reports the news site Átlátszó. British-owned Brit Media Kft. bought the magazine’s publisher one year ago, but is now reportedly struggling with liquidity problems. The investigation by Átlátszó found that simple liquidity is not the issue keeping the staff from their salaries, which reportedly amount to several million forints in back wages.  

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