After the closure of Hungary’s major leftist daily

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Demonstrators gather in front of the Parliament building to show their support in solidarity with the Hungarian political daily Nepszabadsag in Budapest, Hungary, 08 October 2016.

After the closure of Hungary’s major leftist daily


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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