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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 | 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

2.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 18/03/2014

Orbán shies away from TV debate

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has rejected an invitation to engage in a TV debate. His far-left and far-right opponents, Attila Mesterházy and Gábor Vona, ... » more

3.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 26/02/2014

EU can't fulfill Ukrainians' hopes

For weeks the demonstrators on Kiev's Independence Square demanded closer ties with Europe, but the EU will hardly be able to satisfy their yearnings, the ... » more

4.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 15/02/2014

Hungary's growth independent of government

According to the latest forecasts Hungary's GDP will grow by more than two percent this year. In the previous year it grew by 1.2 percent. ... » more

5.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 04/02/2014

Orbán relying on battle over utility costs

Hungary's right-wing conservative prime minister Viktor Orbán delivered a much noted speech in parliament on Monday, in which he defended the lowering of the utility ... » more

6.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 01/02/2014

Turkish lira drags down forint

The Hungarian currency, the forint, has seen its value plunge in recent weeks. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság points out that this is connected to the ... » more

7.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 21/01/2014

No one gets better in Hungary without bribes

The pitiful state of Hungary's healthcare system is evidenced not least by the fact that many doctors still accept so-called 'thank you money' from the ... » more

8.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 16/12/2013

New Czech coalition is dreaming

The Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) agreed on a coalition contract with the Christian Democratic KDU-ČSL and the Action of Dissatisfied Citizens on Saturday. The left-liberal ... » more

9.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 12/12/2013

Fidesz curtails parliamentarians' rights

Hungary's right-wing conservative ruling party Fidesz wants to shorten plenary debates and transfer more powers to the presidency of the National Assembly through a parliamentary ... » more

10.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 27/11/2013

Machos and girlies standard issue in Hungary

On the morning show of a Hungarian commercial radio station, the male moderators have complained that women sometimes get into nightclubs for free thanks to ... » more


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