Magyar Nemzet

Daily newspaper

Magyar Nemzet was founded in 1938 by Sándor Pethő and Gyula Hegedűs. During the socialist era it was seen as the paper of the People's Patriotic Front. It was the main press organ of the Hungarian National uprising of 1956 and also played a key role in 1988/1989 during the collapse of communism. In the years that followed Magyar Nemzet was regarded as a moderate conservative publication, but after its merger with the far more radical Új Magyarország newspaper in 2000 the paper swung to the right. After the break between Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Lajos Simicska, the paper's owner, its political orientation changed. Magyar Nemzet became a conservative, independent newspaper that also offered investigative reporting. After Viktor Orbán's latest election victory in April 2018 Lajos Simicska decided he no longer wanted to finance the paper and it was closed down. The publication rights were transferred to the government-affiliated media company Mediaworks Hungary Zrt. The pro-government daily Magyar Idők has been published under the name Magyar Nemzet since February 6, 2019.

Political orientation Pro-government
Circulation 13,365 (2018)
Frequency of publication several times a week
Visits 1.000.000 - 5.000.000
Online payment model All content for free
Location Budapest, Hungary
Publisher Nemzet Lap- és Könyvkiadó Kft.
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 2019
Address 1082 Budapest, Üllői út 48.
Phone 00361 920 697 9
Twitter @MagyarNemzetOn