Press freedom violations under scrutiny as MEPs vote on Hungary
By Jane Whyatt
MEPs have voted for an Article 7 procedure against Hungary because of human rights abuses including political interference in press and media freedom.
Judith Sargentini MEP. Photo: Screenshot from EP livestream
At the European Parliament’s September 2018 plenary session in Strasbourg, France, Rapporteur Judith Sargentini MEP (Green Party, Netherlands) presented the results of her fact-finding trip to Hungary, mandated by the EU Commission. It is a catalogue of criticisms.
Responding after the vote, Judith Sargentini said on Twitter:
I am so proud that my Hungary report has the support of the European Parliament, but this is foremost about the rights of…