Magyar Nemzet

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Magyar Nemzet is a major Hungarian newspaper. Its name literally means "Hungarian nation".


The original, moderate conservative daily was founded by Sándor Petheő in 1937. It fused with the other conservative daily Napi Magyarország in April 2000. The paper is wegarded as part of conservative media which intensified in the country in 2010.[1]

The current newspaper is often considered to be close to Fidesz, and often voices support for this party, led by Viktor Orbán. Its editorials often speak out against the socialist and liberal parties, Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) and Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ).

Its major rival is Népszabadság, the (former communist party) newspaper that mostly supported the former socialist MSZP/SZDSZ government. Magyar Nemzet's editorials often complain about bias of the more readily available Népszabadság and the former government's de facto censorship by cutting off funds for conservative news [2]

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  1. ^ Daiva Repeckaite. "Independent Journalism under Increasing Threat in Hungary". Equal Times. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ BBC report on the Hungarian press