Hungary's biggest opposition daily halts operations

People’s Republic Company” as journalist of Hungary’s biggest opposition newspaper Nepszabadsag and their supporters protest in front of the parliament building in Budapest on October 8, 2016″ align=”left” title=”A young man holds up a poster reading “Nepszabadsag > People’s Republic Company” as journalist of Hungary’s biggest opposition newspaper Nepszabadsag and their supporters protest in front of the parliament building in Budapest on October 8, 2016″ border=”0″ />Hungary’s biggest opposition newspaper suspended activities on Saturday, heightening concerns about the state of critical media under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Citing heavy losses, Nepszabadsag’s owner Mediaworks said that halting the left-leaning paper’s online and print operations was done purely for commercial reasons. Orban’s Fidesz party called it a “rational economic decision, not a political one”.

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