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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)TGD Intermedia SA (Switzerland) (97%)
Népszava Egyesület (3%)
Founder(s)Viktor Külföldi
PublisherNépszava Lapkiadó Kft.
EditorGábor Horváth
Founded20 May 1877; 142 years ago (1877-05-20)
Political alignmentSocial democracy
Left wing
Headquarters127 Thököly út
Budapest 1146, Hungary
Népszava, 1914

Népszava (meaning "People's Voice" in English) is a social-democratic Hungarian language newspaper published in Hungary.

History and profile[edit]

Népszava was established in 1873[1] in Budapest by Viktor Külföldi. It was the official newspaper of the Hungarian Social Democratic Party until 1948 when Hungary became a communist state.[2]

During the period of the Hungarian People's Republic between 1948 and 1989, it was the official newspaper of Hungarian trade unions.[1] In 1990 it was restored and belonged to the Central Council of Hungarian Trade Unions until 2002. Later it was privatized and for a brief period belonged to an advertising company known as ESMA. It is currently owned by its staff and relies on donations for funding.[3]

Népszava is published in broadsheet format.[4]


The circulation of Népszava was 222,000 copies in January 1989 and 181,000 copies in January 1991.[2] The paper had a circulation of 135,000 copies in July 1992 and 102,000 copies in March 1993.[2] Its circulation was 80,000 copies in 1998.[5] The paper had a circulation of 31,742 copies in 2009, making it the sixth most read daily in the country.[1] The circulation further declined to 10,522 copies by 2016.[6]

Notable staff[edit]

Editors in chief
Writers, publicists

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Communicating Europe: Hungary Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Marina Popescu; Gábor Tóka (2000). "Campaign Effects in the 1994 and 1998 Parliamentary Elections in Hungary" (Conference paper). ECPR. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Hungary’s media landscape - print media"
  4. ^ Péter Bajomi-Lázár. "The Business of Ethics, the Ethics of Business" (PDF). Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ Mihály Gálik; Beverly James (1999). "Ownership and control of the Hungarian press". The Public. 6 (2). Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  6. ^ url=http://mfor.hu/cikkek/vallalatok/Ujabb_2000_vasarlot_veszitett_Simicska_lapja.html