Suspended Hungarian opposition paper to be sold: editor

Journalists of Nepszabadsag and their supporters protest in Budapest following the paper's suspensionHungary’s leading opposition newspaper Nepszabadsag will be put up for sale, its chief editor said Sunday, a day after its owner suspended publication, sparking fears of a government clampdown on press freedom. Citing heavy losses in previous years, Nepszabadsag’s owner Mediaworks said Saturday that halting the left-leaning paper’s online and print operations was done purely for commercial reasons. Talks between Mediaworks management and senior editors Sunday failed to reach agreement on publishing the paper’s Monday edition or restarting its online version, editor-in-chief Andras Muranyi said.

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