Soros Behind Fresh Attacks Against Hungary, Says Justice Minister

  • 6 Jul 2021 9:29 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Soros Behind Fresh Attacks Against Hungary, Says Justice Minister
Financier George Soros is behind fresh attacks on Hungary's government over its record on media freedom, Judit Varga, the justice minister, has said.

Responding to press watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) placing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on its list of “predators”, Varga said:
“The Soros ‘ex machina’ kicked in again.”

“The organisations of the left-wing opinion bubble are once again trying to undermine Hungary’s reputation with false reports and lists by using directed questions,” Varga wrote on Facebook in her English-language post.

“The list published by the ‘independent and objective’ Reporters Without Borders on Monday attempts to portray Hungary as a place where the freedom of the press is being oppressed in a particularly drastic and ruthless way.”

Varga said RSF had received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Soros’s foundations. She wrote that “the regulatory environment of Hungarian media activities was developed in cooperation with the [European] Commission.”

“Hungary is one of the few Member States where genuine pluralism prevails both in the media and in ideological debates, as well as in the public opinion,” she added.

MTI Photo: Tibor Rosta

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