- 25 Jul 2017 3:22 AM
Sources tell Magyar Nemzet that this statement by Orbán served as a preview of what to expect as part of Fidesz’s upcoming war against non pro-government media in the coming months.
We have already seen pro-government media – the likes of Origo, TV2, 888, etc. – attack independent media outlets and their owners in recent years, but according to Magyar Nemzet’s sources, beginning this autumn, Fidesz will be going after journalists themselves — especially those exposing the activities of the ruling party’s economic hinterland.
Since the 2014 national election, Fidesz has used its massive media empire running tabloid-like character assassination pieces against opposition politicians, civil society, independent media organizations, and anyone critical of the ruling party.
If what Magyar Nemzet’s sources say is true, the crosshairs of Hungary’s vast pro-government media empire will now fall on individual journalists working with independent media organizations.
Source: The Budapest Beacon
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