Rozgonyi: Hungary symbol of ‘modern, illiberal censorship and dictatorshipʼ

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Hungary has become the “symbol for modern, illiberal censorship and dictatorship, oppressing media freedom, introducing soft-censorship and turning public service media to state propaganda,” Dr. Krisztina Rozgonyi, writes in an article published on the website of Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) on Monday. 

She says that “Hungary today serves as a case study on theories of modern dictatorship.” Rozgonyi notes that the Hungarian government’s efforts were “implemented within the European Union and even aligned with its rules and regulations,” while “European players like the European Commission and the Council of Europe addressed the attacks on free media with vague and ineffective measures, sometimes even giving a ‘green light’ to unacceptable moves by the Hungarian Government, paving the way for stabilization and consolidation of their undemocratic efforts.” Rozgonyi’s full essay can be read here.

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