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English Language Budapest Beacon Ends Publication. RIP.

From https://budapestbeacon.com/the-budapest … interview/

"The severe erosion of media plurality in Hungary makes it nearly impossible for us to continue publishing a fact-based newspaper of record about Hungary."


Final page:

https://budapestbeacon.com/

Not very good.   There are so many incidents coming to light.

Mrs Fluffy shared this report today (in Hungarian).

One wonders when Radio Free Hungary/Poland etc is going to start up?!

Wait. It gets worse:

https://budapestbeacon.com/state-of-hun … -election/

Not so much a problem for us expats, who speak foreign languages so have a broad spectrum of sources to consult, but there are a lot of locals who only get their (mis)information in Hungarian from local Hungarian language sources.... And we don't vote, and they do. :(

I'll check this out later. I just subbed to the Beacon on U tube.
Wonder now if that channel is off to?

klsallee :

Wait. It gets worse:

https://budapestbeacon.com/state-of-hun … -election/

Not so much a problem for us expats, who speak foreign languages so have a broad spectrum of sources to consult, but there are a lot of locals who only get their (mis)information in Hungarian from local Hungarian language sources.... And we don't vote, and they do. :(

Yes, for sure. 

The folks in Fáj (the village in the news report link I posted) are  obviously fed a diet of rhetoric they have no choice but to consume. They have no capability for alternate streams.

This is why there's a difference between the protesting urbanites (non-OV) and the easily bought off countryside dwellers (OV).

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