This month a pro-government media conglomerate was created in Hungary. It will not be scrutinized by media or competition authorities, reports The Associated Press.
More than 500 Hungarian news outlets now take a pro-government stance, compared with just 31 in 2015, according to research by Atlatszo, an independently-owned Hungarian news website. The New York Times has more.
And the Grey Lady this week runs a timely update on the demonstrations in Budapest, here.