Fidesz MP: Journalists should not ask too many questions

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Gergely Gulyás, deputy faction leader of governing Fidesz party, said that journalists who strayed from the topic of his press conference about Budapestʼs 2024 Olympics bid, were “asking for anarchy”, according to reports.

Gulyás said journalists should not be expected to ask officials about any topic whenever they want.

“It is a complete anarchy that the Hungarian press is wishing to achieve. That anybody can be asked anything anywhere and anytime exists nowhere,” Gulyás said according to Hungarian online daily index.hu. 

Comments by Gulyás come after Fidesz MP Lajos Kósa said many times during his doorstep press conferences that journalists should not ask about topics not related to the press conference being given, index.hu reported earlier.

The online portal also noted, that, after they posed questions to politicians in the corridors of Parliament, six Hungarian journalists were banned from of the Hungarian Parliament building on April 25. Under Parliamentʼs rules, the press is not allowed to question politicians in the corridors of the Parliament building.

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