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The daily Népszabadság was founded in 1956 and is Hungary's most widely read quality newspaper. It originated from the newspaper Szabad Nép. During the times of real Socialism it was regarded as the paper of the sole ruling party, the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (MSZMP). After the fall of communism in 1989 it remained close to the follow-up party, the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). The MSZP holds 27.5 percent of the shares through a foundation. The majority stake (70.4 percent) is owned by the Swiss publisher Ringier. Népszabadság has a markedly international outlook. Renowned intellectuals are published in the weekly supplement hétvége.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: linksliberal
Circulation: 81,000 (2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Publisher: Ringier
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1956

Bécsi út 122-124
HU-1034 Budapest
Phone: 0036-1 436 4444

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1.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 24/03/2015

Hungarians an unhappy lot

According to a Europe-wide study the Hungarians are among the most unhappy people in Europe. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság explains why its fellow countrymen are ... » more

2.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 04/03/2015

Extension of advertising tax weakens Hungary's press

The right-wing conservative government under Viktor Orbán is planning to extend its advertising tax to all media companies in Hungary. Until now government-critical television broadcaster ... » more

3.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 02/02/2015

Orbán lowers advertising tax for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest on Monday. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság points out that just before the chancellor's ... » more

4.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 18/01/2015

Merkel's stance on Islam exemplary

The left-liberal daily Népszabadság welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel's statement that Islam is part of German society. In these times of fear of terrorism and ... » more

5.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 17/12/2014

Hungary needn't hold Sundays sacred

Citing the bible, which prohibits work on Sundays, the right-wing conservative ruling party Fidesz on Tuesday passed a law stipulating that businesses that occupy premises ... » more

6.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 18/11/2014

Internet tax rouses Hungary's civil society

The demonstrations against an Internet tax were not motivated by party politics and were staged for the most by citizens who had never demonstrated before, ... » more

7.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 14/11/2014

Orbán's advertising tax has boomerang effect

Viktor Orbán's right-wing conservative government wants to further raise the tax on advertising revenues it introduced this summer. Worst hit by the measure will be ... » more

8.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 19/10/2014

Russia can compensate for drop in oil prices

In view of the massive drop in oil prices, many Western media have voiced fears that Russia could end up in big trouble. The left-liberal ... » more

9.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 16/10/2014

Why Hungarian emigrants don't want to go home

According to figures put out by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office on Wednesday only ten percent of the roughly 350,000 Hungarians working abroad want to ... » more

10.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 07/10/2014

Hungary's EU Commissioner swims with the tide

The EU Parliament's cultural committee has rejected by a majority the Hungarian Tibor Navracsics as new commissioner for education, culture, youth and citizenship. The hearing ... » more


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