Le Monde wrote about the situation of Népszabadság in its weekend edition. Péter Petö, former deputy editor was cited: 'Orbán erased the largest opposition newspaper and dismantled its editorial team.
The publication used to be a point of reference for the entire Hungarian press society.' He added that the situation of Népszabadsàg is a turning-point in Hungarian democracy. The newspaper has been in difficulty since 2010. It was bought by Opimus Press Zrt, a company established a half year ago and without any experience in media. Le Monde notes that the majority of Hungarians don't speak foreign languages and use TV as their main information source. It was also noted that RTL Klub is the only TV channel free from government influence. Le Monde highlighted that Hungary fell back 48 places on the list ranking countries on freedom of the press. Such case is unprecedented in the EU.
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