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Police Action Against Alleged Fake News in Hungary

Since the amendment of the Criminal Code to include as a separate and severely punishable offence the dissemination of fake news about the coronavirus, the official handling of fake news-related matters by the authorities has been the subject of increased scrutiny. The recent detention of a man in connection with his online commentary is the…

French version: Les derniers jours du média indépendant en Hongrie ?

L’épidémie COVID-19 entraine essentiellement une crise sanitaire, mais avec des effets collatéraux qui sont déjà visibles. Tout d’abord l’émergence d’une crise économique mondiale qui s’est très vite installée, mais aussi dans certains pays, comme la Hongrie, une crise politique ou la survie d’un média indépendant est sérieusement menacée. L’article d’Ágnes Urbán nous le relate. L’épidémie…

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