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4th February, 2019

Magyar Idők to become Magyar Nemzet

The daily Magyar Idők will be published under the name Magyar Nemzet from February 6, Magyar Idők wrote in a terse statement in its Saturday edition.

The publisher said the change will not affect the newspaper’s editorial policy or content and that Magyar Idők Kiadó continues to be the publisher.

The first issue of Magyar Idők was published in September 2015 after publisher Gábor Liszkay transformed financial daily Napi Gazdaság.

Liszkay was the editor of Magyar Nemzet until its owner Lajos Simicska publicly denounced Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on February 6, 2015.

Liszkay sold his holding in the paper to Simiscka and remained loyal to Orbán.

He now heads the pro-government foundation that controls 476 media outlets.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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