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Marius Dragomir on Media Capture in Hungary and Poland

“Media capture is spreading in Eastern Europe, through new restrictive laws on the press, full government control of public media and the acquisition of private media by entrepreneurs close to the government,” our Senior Program Manager, Marius Dragomir said to the Italian weekly l’Espresso.

The article covers the deterioration of the political situation in Eastern Europe, and details attacks on the free media, the judiciary and fundamental rights in Hungary and Poland, and says the “model” is now spreading to other countries in the region such as Slovenia and Bulgaria.

The article cites experts criticizing the European Commission for doing too little against the threat, which, the article claims, is possibly lethal for the democratic architecture of the EU.

Read the full article (in Italian) here.

Photo: Diego Figone / International Journalism Festival
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