Hungary’s Press Crackdown Showcases Media Vulnerability in Central Europe

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).
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).
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