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Unease as Hungary's biggest opposition daily halts operations

Hungary's biggest opposition newspaper suspended activities on Saturday, heightening concerns about press freedom under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Since sweeping to power in 2010, critics say that Orban, as well as undermining key democratic institutions, has muzzled the media in the ex-communist EU member state. Citing substantial losses, Nepszabadsag's Austrian-controlled owners Mediaworks said that the decision to halt the left-leaning paper's online and print operations was purely commercial.
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