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Media Roundtable: Hungary PM Viktor Orban's fourth election victory & the future of far-right politics

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we discuss coverage of the recent general election in Hungary. On April 3rd, the country’s far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a fourth term in office. Since 2010, Orban and his Fidesz party have systematically dismantled media independence and eroded civil liberties, judicial independence, and democratic institutions. What's next for Hungary?


Andras Petho, award winning investigative journalist and co-founder and editor of Direkt36

Flora Garamvolgyi, foreign affairs reporter writing for The Guardian and Forbes Hungary, and former reporter for the Hungarian daily Népszava

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Viktor Orbán wins fourth consecutive term as Hungary’s prime minister

Direkt36: How Western Taxpayers Help Boost the Businesses of Hungary PM’s Inner Circle

The New Yorker: Why Conservatives Around the World Have Embraced Hungary’s Viktor Orbán

Reuters: U.S. conservative conference with Hungary’s hardline leader reflects Republican divide

First Draft: Doxxed journalist reveals perils of working in Hungary’s hostile media environment

The New York Times: In Hungary, Viktor Orban Remakes an Election to His Liking

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.