Hungary - European journalists alarmed by pro-government purchase Hír Tv - August 31, 2018

A Hír TV, one of the last independent television broadcasters in the country, is purchased by a pro-government businessman. The station immediately fired several journalists and announced some editorial changes. According to the statement on the channel’s website, the television station will return to its ‘old values, continuing where it was left in 2015’. The European Federation of Journalists stated that it worries them that media pluralism has been decreasing in the country since the elections in Spring 2018.

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