[spectre] Hungary's Index journalists walk out over sacking

János Sugár sj at c3.hu
Tue Jul 28 11:33:04 CEST 2020

Index is the last of Hungary's key independent media and editor in 
chief Szabolcs Dull was fired on Tuesday. Over the past decade, 
supporters of nationalist and conservative Prime Minister Viktor 
Orban have gradually taken control of Hungary's independent media. 
Hungary is ranked 89th out of 180 countries on the Reporters without 
Borders World Press Freedom Index.

Editorial board of Index and more than 70 staff members resign

Editor-in-chief fired at Hungary's leading independent news site

Editor in chief of influential Hungarian news site Index.hu ousted
Szabolcs Dull warned that website's independence at risk of political 
pressure from Orban's government


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