Media advocate: Hungary paper closure blow to press freedoms

October 9, 2016 6:36 PM

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — A European advocate for media says that the closure of Hungary’s main opposition newspaper is a “huge blow” to the country’s media diversity and press freedoms.

Dunja Mijatovic, media freedom representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said Sunday that it’s “hard to believe” that the apparent end of the Nepszabadsag daily newspaper was solely a business decision.

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