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You're reading: Hungary’s media law should not come here

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary, a European Union member since 2004 and its current president, has been considered worthy of emulation for Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries trying to shed a communist past and embrace democratic principles.

That is why many were alarmed when Hungarian authorities adopted a controversial media law that represents a setback for democratic values.

The center-right Fidesz Party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, introduced the new media law soon after they were swept into power in last year’s elections.

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