Hungary: Prime Minister’s Allies Take Over Popular News Website
Index.hu is known for its investigations into the Mr Orban’s wrongdoing. With Index.hu under its wing, Hungarian media is almost entirely in the hands of the oligarchs bankrolling Mr Orban. One major news outlet still outside Mr Orban’s sphere of influence is RTL Klub, a popular TV channel owned by Germany’s broadcast group Bertelsmann. Journalists in Hungary, however, speak about plans of the Hungarian government and its oligarchs to force Bertelsmann in the coming months to sell its operation in Hungary.