Migrants, Moral Panic, and Intolerance in Hungarian Politics

August 3, 2018

"Like most disinformation narratives, the Hungarian government’s anti-outsider messaging campaign benefited from the growing absence of reliable information and accountability in the national media space. In 2010, Freedom House described Hungary’s press status as “free,” rating it a respectable 23/100. By 2017, however, Hungary had regressed significantly, dropping to a ranking of 44 out of 100, and was labelled only “partially free.” Why did Hungary’s media freedom decline so dramatically?"

To find out more, read CMDS fellow Vivian Walker and Lóránt Győri's article written for War on the Rocks.

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