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Press Freedom Getting Worse in Hungary, Says RSF

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) published its 20th annual report on the state of press freedom in 2022.

While Hungary declined eight points on various indicators reflecting the state of press freedom in the country, it actually rose from 92th place to 85th place on the list of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. Hungary’s rise in the rankings despite worsening conditions suggests that the scores of other countries declined even further.

Last July, Viktor Orbán was the first leader in the EU to appear on RSF’s list of “enemies of press freedom,” which includes 37 heads of state and government such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, who the organization claims “in a particularly drastic way embody ruthless repression of the freedom of the press.” [Telex]

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