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Orban’s “Purchase” of Influence in Serbia Through Vojvodina’s Media

26 Feb 2021
Hungarian newspapers; photo: CINS
Hungarian citizens paid around 12 million euros for the work of Hungarian media in Serbia from 2011 until the end of 2019. CINS investigation shows that the neighboring country financed information content, current expenses, and the purchase of real estate by media that show sympathy with Fidesz, the party of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, in terms of content and ownership. Experts say this was a purchase of influence in Serbia. CINS also reveals the reason of the oldest Hungarian newspaper’s editor-in-chief dismissal, and why the votes of Vojvodina Hungarians are important for the result in the European parliament elections.

HERE you can read the story.


The production of this investigation was supported by a grant from the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund.


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