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Media Council warns national TV station for describing Jobbik as ‘far right’ party

Hungary’s Media Council has issued a warning to national private broadcaster ATV for describing Jobbik as a “far-right” party in a November newscast. Jobbik is Hungary’s third-largest party and espouses a far-right nationalist platform. ATV was reporting on a demonstration against a Jobbik MP who called for making lists of Jews in Hungary because he […]

Jobbik wins complaint of unbalanced reporting against ATV

A court on February 18 upheld a complaint of unbalanced reporting brought by Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party against national commercial broadcaster ATV. The Media Council originally ruled that an August 2012 newscast by ATV was unbalanced because it did not allow Jobbik to respond to criticism of the party expressed by the head of Hungary’s […]