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Népszabadság is an opposition daily. Founded in 1956, it is the successor to the Szabad Népthis newspaper and Hungary's most widely read quality newspaper. During the socialist era it was seen as the mouthpiece of the sole ruling party, the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (MSZMP). After the collapse of communism in 1989 it maintained close ties to its successor party, the Hungarian Workers Party (MSZP). The MSZP also partially owns the paper.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Centre-left
Circulation: 54,300 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Daily
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Publisher: Mehrheitseigentümer: Vienna Capital Partners, Verlag: Népszabadság Zrt.
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1956

1034 Budapest, Bécsi út 122-124.
Phone: 0036 14 60 27 40
Twitter: @nolhu

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1.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 05/01/2016

EPP should not criticise PiS

Even though Poland's national-conservative ruling party PiS has curtailed the Constitutional Tribunal's powers and put the public service media on a tight leash it would ... » more

2.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 30/11/2011

Iranian embassy occupiers exacerbate conflict

Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, occupying it for roughly two hours. Several days previously the British government had stepped up ... » more

3.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 13/01/2010

Hungary's racist discourse on poverty

Public discourse on poverty in Hungary is generally equated with the Roma problem, writes blogger Ethnografus on the homepage of the left-liberal daily Népszabadság: "The ... » more

4.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 02/03/2009

Ákos Szilágyi on an incomplete transformation in Hungary

The poet and essayist Ákos Szilágyi writes in the weekend edition of the left-liberal newspaper Népszabadság that 20 years after the fall of communism the ... » more

5.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 13/01/2009

Nuclear energy won't bring independence

The left liberal daily Népszabadság writes that the nuclear lobby hopes to see decommissioned nuclear power stations put back into operation as a result of ... » more

6.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 14/07/2008

The uncertain future of the Nabucco pipeline

The left-wing liberal daily Népszabadság voices scepticism about the construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline: "We still cannot rule out the nightmare scenario of many ... » more

7.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 05/02/2008

Boris Tadic wins Serbia's presidential election

The presidential election in Serbia was elevated into a struggle between "pro-western" Boris Tadic and "pro-Russian" Tomislav Nikolic, criticises Endre Aczél. But this dichotomy, demonstrably ... » more

8.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 15/01/2008

What to do with young criminals

Hungarian journalist Károly Lencsés thinks it's not enough to talk about prison for criminal youth. There must also be pressure on parents and schools: "If ... » more

9.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 11/04/2007

Emese John's appeal for a common history textbook

The hostilities between the countries of central Europe have arisen because the people there don't understand the history and culture of their neighbours, writes Emese ... » more

10.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 04/04/2007

The power struggle in Ukraine

"The division of Ukraine into a pro-Russian eastern side and a pro-European western side won't change even in the long term. Nonetheless, it's in the ... » more


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