Viktor Orbán's Hungary has become a difficult place for independent journalists and media organizations. In recent years, outlets critical of the government have been forced to close or have been sold to pro-Orbán oligarchs. Last year, experts estimated that around 90% of all media in the country is directly or indirectly controlled by Orbán's Fidesz party. Journalists critical of the government have been banned from parliament or simply have no outlet for their work. This panel will explore the challenges media professionals face in Hungary and ask what can be done to protect the press in the country.
Organised in association with Project Syndicate.