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Tamás Fábián for Fairpress: In recent years, the situation of the independent media in Hungary has deteriorated.

The Hungarian Minister of State for Infrastructure, László Taso, published a post on his Facebook profile in which he discredits the media outlets for covering alleged discrepancies in his asset declarations, it is stated on the website Mapping Media Freedom. Namely, on July 5 this year, in a Facebook post he emphasised that articles alleging he left out some valuable real estate from his asset declaration were paid provocations. He also added that he thinks that the portals index.hu and a gang of other media outlets have gone further than ever before. In addition, journalists of the portal index.hu were asked for their identification by the police while they were waiting in front of László Taso’s house. Tamás Fábián, journalist of the portal index.hu, explained for Fairpress what happened exactly: We don’t know if there is a connection between the fact that we had gone to the ho-  

Author: Kristina Markalaus. Photo: Facebook.

use of László Tasó, and the policemen asking for our IDs, but it was surely an unlikely coincidence. Particularly because we had been waiting in front of the house for just one minute when the police car arrived. It seems to us that they had been warned. Nyíradony is a small town, the locals could easily inform the police that we were going to the address of mister Tasó, but of course, this is just a speculation. The policemen said that..

 

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