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New Hungarian Censorship Media Bill is Direct Assault on Media Freedom and Totalitarian Threat to Democracy

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The European Federation of Journalists calls the bill “a restrictive measure that limits freedom of opinion and freedom of speech. It does not meet European standards of diversity and and plurality and turns the clock back to a time when Hungary lived under communism and the shadow of state control of media”.

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn criticised the move saying the European Commission must take swift action against it.The plans clearly violate the spirit and the letter of EU treaties,Asselborn said, adding: “It raises the question whether such a country is worthy of leading the EU.” “It’s a direct danger for democracy,