Hungary - Journalist union worried about free speech - April 30, 2018

Radio station Lánchíd Rádió as well as the opposition daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet have shut down on 10 and 11 April 2018. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is appalled by the developments following Orbán’s electoral win, which further narrows media pluralism in the country. There are strong suspicions the closing down is politically motivated. At the EU level, the European parliament’s committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) recommended in a draft report to trigger Article 7 procedures against Hungary, the strongest possible sanction against a member state.

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