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Nov 29, 2019

MTVA rejects “outrageous and unacceptable statements” regarding Hungary's withdrawal from Eurovision

Hungary’s public service media organization has said that “those articles in the press referring to sexual orientation violate human dignity, the ethical norms of journalism, as well as the rule of law”.

MTVA firmly rejects “outrageous and unacceptable statements” published in the media concerning Hungary's decision not to take part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Referring to suggestions that the decision not to take part in the contest was linked to the event being associated with the LGBTQ community, Hungary’s public service media organization said that “those articles in the press referring to sexual orientation violate human dignity, the ethical norms of journalism, as well as the rule of law”.

“A decision was made on professional grounds to directly foster talented Hungarian musicians in creating value-generating productions next year instead of launching the Eurovision Song Contest. We want to make clear that we do not take the sexual orientation of anyone in any production or event into consideration,” said a statement.