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The killing of Népszabadság, Hungary’s biggest opposition paper (direkt36.hu)
38 points by ericdanielski 35 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

The fourth estate is not just under attack, it's virtually abandoned. Only sustainably non-profit, worker-owned and subscriber-funded news can do the job, because ad-supported journalism leads to coziness with political/economic power and corporate advertisers.

In Hungary's case the threat is a massive state-funded propaganda machine pretending to be the press. How do you fight against that, especially if no one wants to pay for subscriptions?

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