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Hungarians attend a demonstration against the government's media law and against its new constitution, Budapest, Hungary, April 15, 2011 (AP photo by Bela Szandelszky).

Hungary’s Press Crackdown Showcases Media Vulnerability in Central Europe

Friday, March 10, 2017

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the security and diplomatic implications of North Korea’s launch of four ballistic missiles aimed toward Japan. For the Report, Zselyke Csaky talks with Peter Dörrie about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s stealth takeover of the press and silencing of critical media outlets.

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