by Gabor Polyak, MERTEK Media Monitor
Through its transformation of the media system and dissemination of hateful and scare-mongering propaganda, the Fidesz government in Hungary created a situation in which opposition views could not even reach significant portions of the electorate.
Viktor Orban. Photo:dpa
The resultant public discourse was completely devoid of rational debates.This restructuring sought to make the interest groups in Fidesz’s extremely complex economic network easier to control and finance. This kind of consolidation was most obvious in the media market, where a colossal media monstrosity was created which extends to all media segments and all media audiences.