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Hungary rises to 85th in the Press Freedom Index

Hungary is ranked 85th in the Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which surveyed 180 countries, following last year’s 92nd.

This list shows that Hungary is one of the so-called “problem” countries in the organization’s view, and only two of the EU member states, Bulgaria and Greece, have worse coverage. HVG Report..

RSF explanation In particular, greater attention to press freedom on the Internet and the hopeful efforts of EU agencies to protect press freedom have improved the rankings. (In case of infringement procedure start Klubrádió’s “Muting”Quoted as an example).

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However, the organization emphasized that the recent two-thirds Fides victory was not taken into account in the list, and its potential impact would only be felt in next year’s list.

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UN General Assembly May 3rd World Press Freedom Day, Observed Raise awareness of the importance of press freedom and remind governments of their obligation to respect and uphold the right to freedom of speech. Every year, the Press Freedom Index is published on this day by Reporters Without Borders. It aims to reflect the degree of freedom journalists, the press and netizens have in each country and the efforts made by the authorities to respect this freedom.

You can find the complete list HereAnd RSF findings in Hungary Here..

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