A senior editor of Hungary’s 60-year-old leftist daily Nepszabadsag, which was temporarily shut down by its owner Mediaworks on October 8, called an ad-hoc staff meeting to discuss ways to acquire the newspaper’s brand and secure funds for a fresh news outlet.

In an interview with the Reuters news agency, deputy editor in chief Marton Gergely said: “The Nepszabadsag editorial team wants to stick together and carry on working”.

Announcing the suspension of the newspaper, Mediaworks said the...

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