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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 | 17/07/2014

Hungary would make fun of multi-culti team

Germany is celebrating the World Cup victory of its multicultural team without prejudice, the left-liberal daily Népszabadság observes with admiration, adding that it can't imagine ... » more

2.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 07/07/2014

Gays just want love too

The parade that marks the end of the annual Budapest Pride Festival took place on Saturday. Right-wing extremists groups have carried out several attacks against ... » more

3.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 30/06/2014

Legalise abortion pill in Hungary

In the Czech Republic the RU-486 abortion pill has been available without prescription since mid-June. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság complains that because of the right-wing ... » more

4.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 18/06/2014

Poland's bugging affair shows media's decline

In Poland tape recordings of private conversation published on Saturday by the magazine Wprost have put the government in a difficult situation. For the left-liberal ... » more

5.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 12/06/2014

Roma can never please Hungarians

The roughly 800,000 Roma living in Hungary often meet with the contempt and even hatred of the majority of the population. At the same time ... » more

6.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 06/06/2014

Hungary's state media silent on Lázár case

The chief editor of the Hungarian news portal Origo, Gergő Sáling, was laid off last week after the website published several critical reports about János ... » more

7.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 07/05/2014

Hungary makes ex-Nazi thug a dignitary

Tamás Sneider, a politician with the far-right Jobbik party and former thug, was named vice-president of the new Hungarian parliament on Tuesday. The left-liberal daily ... » more

8.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 07/05/2014

Nato member Hungary helpless militarily

In connection with Russia's annexation of Crimea Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on the weekend on Nato members to increase their military spending. ... » more

9.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 02/05/2014

Hungary not taking advantage of EU membership

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the EU's eastern enlargement, the Hungarian EU Commissioner for Social Affairs, László Andor, writes in the daily ... » more

10.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 31/03/2014

Fidesz using election law to hinder the left

Parliamentary elections will take place in Hungary next Sunday. However the left-wing opposition will have a hard time given the new election laws drawn up ... » more


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