HUNGARY: SEEMO concerned over media shutdown in Hungary

HUNGARY, HUNGARY, 09/10/2016, 14:50

Vienna, 9 October 2016 - The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expressed concern after news that the publication of one of Hungary’s leading newspaper has been suspended indefinitely. 

 The owner company of Nepszabadsag (People’s Freedom) daily has announced on Saturday, 8 October that both print and online editions of the outlet will be suspended. The publisher stated the daily had been operating at a serious loss over the past 10 years due to a drop in circulation.  The liberal daily was an important critical voice against the Victor Orban government.  .

 “We are closely monitoring these troubling developments in Hungary” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said today. 

 SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.

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