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Mission journal: Creeping authoritarianism in Hungary

The following CPJ Blog post by Robert Mahoney, CPJ Deputy Director, was originally published on 30 October 2014:

On the Buda side of the River Danube stands the glass and steel headquarters of the thriving German-owned entertainment channel RTL. On the Pest side of the Hungarian capital, tucked in a corner of a converted department store, lies the cramped office of struggling online news outlet Atlatszo.

Little connected these two poles of Hungary's media world until Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, re-elected for a second term in April, decided to further consolidate his influence and that of the oligarchs who support him over the press.

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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