Sándor Orbán/Guest blogger

Sándor Orbán is program director at the Budapest-based South East European Network for Professionalization of Media, an association of 15 regional media organizations, which promotes excellence in journalism through training, information exchange, media policy research, and advocacy.

Hungarians demonstrate against the government's media law during a protest in support of the largest opposition radio station in Budapest Sunday. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Criticism of Hungary’s media controls keeps growing

“Klubrádió solely wants to provide news and present different opinions and never meant to play any emblematic role. But, because of the decision of the Media Authority, it has became the symbol of free speech in Hungary,” stated the broadcaster’s CEO, András Arató, on Sunday when addressing thousands of demonstrators who gathered in central Budapest…

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