Heti Világgazdaság

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Heti Világgazdaság
Categories Business magazine
Frequency Weekly
Year founded 1979; 39 years ago (1979)
Company HVG Kiadó Zrt.
Country Hungary
Language Hungarian and English
Website www.hvg.hu Heti Világgazdaság

Heti Világgazdaság (meaning World Economy Weekly in English)[1] or HVG is a Hungarian weekly[2][3] economic[4] and political magazine with its editorial office in Budapest.[5]

History and profile[edit]

Founded in 1979,[6] Heti Világgazdaság is closely modeled on the Economist in style and content.[7][8] It is a sister publication of the business daily Világgazdaság.[9] The magazine, published weekly, was very important in the years spanning the transition from communism in airing new ideas and challenging boundaries.[10] During the same period it was also a leading investigative publication.[11] In 2003 Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung acquired 75% of the magazine.[11]

HVG is often referred to as the leading news magazine in the country.[1][12] Some articles are also available online and in English.[13]

The circulation of HVG was 120,000 copies at the end of the 1990s.[8] The weekly had a circulation of 140,000 copies in 2004[10] and a readership of more than 500,000.[7] The circulation of the magazine in the fourth quarter of 2009 was 93,775 copies, making it the third most read weekly after Helyi Téma and Szabad Föld in the country.[14] In 2016 te weekly circulation fell down to 33,771 and in 2017 it was only 30,721.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Neal Bedford; Lisa Dunford (2009). Hungary. Lonely Planet. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-74104-694-6. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "World Newspapers and Magazines - Hungary". Worldpress. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hungary Reform Adjusts to Realities". TIME. 5 October 1987. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Thomas L. Friedman (10 May 2006). "The Post-Post-Cold War". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  5. ^ Deirdre Carmody (17 June 1991). "The media business; East Europe's Press Still Beckoning". The New York Times]. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  6. ^ Everete E. Dennis; Jon Vanden Heuvel (October 1990). "Emerging Voices: East European Media in Transition. A Gannett Foundation Report" (Report). Ganet Foundation. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Why Big Media Guns Are Tracking HVG". Businessweek. 2 April 2002. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Rita M. Csapo-Sweet; Ildiko Kaposi (Spring 1999). "Mass Media in Post-Communist Hungary". International Communications Bulletin. 34 (1-2). Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Világgazdaság Budapost. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  10. ^ a b "The press in Hungary". BBC News. 29 April 2004. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  11. ^ a b Balazs Sipos (2013). "Bias, partisanship, journalistic norms and ethical problems in the contemporary Hungarian political media" (PDF). Central European Journal of Communication. 7 (1). Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Overview of Science Reporting in the EU (page 120)" (PDF). European Commission. 2007. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  13. ^ "European media sources". Central European University Business School. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  14. ^ "Communicating Europe: Hungary Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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