[spectre] Hungary's Index journalists walk out over sacking
sj at c3.hu
Tue Jul 28 11:33:04 CEST 2020
Index is the last of Hungary's key independent media and editor in
chief Szabolcs Dull was fired on Tuesday. Over the past decade,
supporters of nationalist and conservative Prime Minister Viktor
Orban have gradually taken control of Hungary's independent media.
Hungary is ranked 89th out of 180 countries on the Reporters without
Borders World Press Freedom Index.
Editorial board of Index and more than 70 staff members resign
Editor-in-chief fired at Hungary's leading independent news site
Editor in chief of influential Hungarian news site Index.hu ousted
Szabolcs Dull warned that website's independence at risk of political
pressure from Orban's government
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