Hungarian Journalists Resign en Masse After Claims of Political Interference

Hungarian journalists resign en masse after claims of political interference
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The editorial board and dozens of journalists at Hungary’s biggest independent news outlet have resigned, two days after its editor-in-chief was fired amid claims of political interference. More than 70 of roughly 90 editorial staff at index.hu, including all the desk editors, walked out of the newsroom on Friday after submitting their resignations in the wake of Szabolcs Dull’s dismissal earlier this week. “A red line was crossed,” said deputy editor Veronika Munk, of the decision to resign. The departing journalists published an open letter on the outlet’s website in Hungarian and English. “The editorial board deemed that the […]

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