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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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419 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

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1.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 01/09/2015

Scenes from a disaster film

Watching the scenes taking place at Keleti train station in Budapest and on Hungary's border with Austria, the left-liberal daily Népszabadság feels reminded of the ... » more

2.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 25/08/2015

Germany's refugee policy exemplary

As far as refugee policy is concerned Europe should follow Germany's example, urges the centre-left daily Népszabadság: "We should take note of the tone the ... » more

3.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 08/08/2015

US also to blame for refugees' flight to Europe

The wave of refugees in Europe is not least a result of the US's misguided attempts to export democracy to the Arab world, writes the ... » more

4.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 13/07/2015

Ultranationalists bring war to western Ukraine

Ukrainian ultranationalists of the Right Sector movement engaged in a gunfight with police in the western Ukrainian region of Transcarpathia on Saturday. At least two ... » more

5.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 09/06/2015

Life in Hungary would be dull without immigrants

At the same time as a public opinion poll on the subject of immigration is being carried out, Viktor Orbán's government has launched a highly ... » more

6.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 29/04/2015

Death penalty options in Hungary

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán publicly reflected on reintroducing the death penalty on Tuesday. The EU, where the death penalty is banned, reacted with harsh ... » more

7.  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

8.  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

9.  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

10.  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


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