The Council of Europe Platform for the protection and safety of journalists has followed the AEJ and other media freedom groups in condemning the Hungarian government for a serious attack on media freedom.
The COE Platform has issued an alert about a Hungarian state television broadcast which attacked an Austrian journalist for asking “provocative questions” and questioning her integrity and professionalism.
The attack on prime time news prompted a protest from Austria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and a further attack in reply on social media by his Hungarian counterpart.
The COE action is one of several recent alerts related to malicious verbal attacks and threats including ones in Bulgaria and Slovenia.
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