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.

Political orientation Critical of the government
Circulation 27,874 (2016)
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Visits 1.000.000 - 5.000.000
Online payment model Content partially fee-based
Location Budapest, Hungary
Publisher Nemzet Lap- és Könyvkiadó Kft.
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1938
Address 1089 Budapest, Üllői út 102.
Phone 0036 14 76 21 31
Twitter @mno_hu