In recent weeks, the Hungarian government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban has frequently attacked Western media outlets but none more than CNN for its reports on the sorry state of Hungarian democracy. Hungarians can still watch CNN, but since January the network is no longer part of the package offered by Hungary’s largest cable provider.
Klubradio, the country’s popular independent talk channel, has been even less fortunate. Despite widespread protests by its listeners, an effort supported by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the European Union, the government’s one-party Media Council has not renewed the station’s broadcasting license. Absent a last-minute reversal, Klubradio will be unplugged this spring.… Seguir leyendo »