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Print Edition of Heti Válasz Weekly To Be Scrapped

Hungary Today 2018.06.06.

This Thursday’s issue of political weekly Heti Válasz will be the last printed issue and it will appear only in an electronic format from next week, Editor-in-Chief Gábor Borókai’s said on Wednesday.

Given that the owner is unable or unwilling to fund the weekly and no new investor is on the horizon, the publisher has initiated bankruptcy proceedings to give the owner time to resolve their financial issues, Borókai said. In the meantime, the conservative weekly will be available from digitalstand.com in an electronic format from next week.

The conservative weekly’s foundation was financially supported by the first Orbán government in 2001, however, it has since grown critical with Orbán and Fidesz. Following one of the largest opposition newspapers, Magyar Nemzet and radio station Lánchíd Rádió this is the third major media outlet which Orbán’s friend-turned-enemy, Lajos Simicska decided to close after Fidesz’ two-third victory on April 8.

 

via MTI, 24.hu

fetaured image: editor in chief, Gábor Borókai; via hvg.hu