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29th October, 2019

Kövér restricts journalists

Two international NGOs – the International Press Institute and the European human rights organisation Article 19 – have alerted the Council of Europe to new restrictions imposed on Hungarian journalists in their work in Parliament.

They wrote that the regulations decreed by Speaker László Kövér severely restrict journalists’ opportunities to put questions to MPs and supervise the work of Parliament.

The new regulations announced last week limit the free movement and activity of journalists in the Parliament building and in the MPs’ office building nearby, the NGOs add.

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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