United in Decline? Press Freedom in Hungary and Turkey

Source: FNF Europe

At first sight, lumping together Hungary and Turkey in a discussion on media freedom seems arbitrary. Why comparing an EU Member State to a candidate country, why comparing two countries with different histories, two countries whose capitals are 1500km away from each other? Yet, focusing on Hungary and Turkey allows us to look at two countries where press freedom has suffered in recent years and it enables us to look at how the EU is and should be responding to such violations in countries with different affiliations to the Union.

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