Press Freedom


Spain is imposing strict controls on information, but where’s the outcry?

Press is reporting today that the government of Spain will impose controls on information distributed to the public. The European Post writes that the country’s security forces have announced their intention to control public information “in order to minimize this critical climate aimed at the government’s action.”

May 4, 2020 - Zoltán Kovács

What’s this if not the US interfering in Hungarian elections and politics?

“Paid for by the taxpayers of the United States of America.” This would be the disclaimer that you might see on certain publications, if the US State Department were to begin handing out money next year, as it announced earlier this week, to support “independent” media outlets in Hungary.

Nov 17, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács

Pushing back on fake news

Some media outlets seem to think that their proper role is not simply to report the news but to exert influence over public life by driving a political agenda. Perhaps all media organizations reflect a bias, but when a political agenda so dominates the media’s decision about what to cover and how to cover it that it completely undermines all objectivity and journalistic integrity, then we have a problem.

Sep 13, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács
News in Brief

Hungarian government responds to Freedom House attack

Press freedom is fully respected in Hungary; in the Hungarian press every shade of political opinion may appear. In addition, the citizens of Hungary exercise their democratic rights in free elections

Apr 6, 2017