Hungarian media are captured on an extremely high level, 24.hu, the news portal with the largest audience in Hungary writes, based on a study by Marius Dragomir, Director of the CEU Democracy Institute’s Center for Media, Data and Society.
The study introduced a new tool to assess the editorial independence of the world’s state media and found that nearly 80% of 546 state-administered media companies in 151 countries lack editorial independence. It was based on data and information about state media collected by Dragomir for more than a decade, including findings from the CMDS’ Media Influence Matrix, an ongoing research project. Astrid Soderstrom, a young researcher with CMDS, took part in the data analysis and drafting of the report.
The article on 24.hu introduces the report, its methodology and main findings, and points out that “independent public service media are threatened by extinction.”