@misk@sopuli.xyz avatar

It went from far-right propaganda to milquetoast pro-government propaganda, which obviously is better state of things but definitely not crystal clear as pompously announced after government took control of state TV using legally dubious means.

One of the fact checking NGOs published quite nice analysis of current state of things today if anyone is curious (link to machine translated version):



The European Union cut off more than $100 billion in funding to Poland as part of its dispute with the previous government, funds that began to be reinstated once voters elected the new, liberal government committed to doing away with Law and Justice’s changes.

It’s always baffling to read how much money the EU sends out in funding - not just to EU states, but in general to support EU values even outside of the EU.

Cutting off 100 billion in funding is certainly noteworthy.

Very interesting article about how they were able to free the media.

@misk@sopuli.xyz avatar

I’m fairly sure this $100b funding NPR talks about is EU recovery fund which is quite massive due to extraordinary circumstances.

@psvrh@lemmy.ca avatar

Life imitates art.


Good, now Hungary.


Let me be a downer, even if a similar change of government would be possible in Hungary, the “public media” is privately owned, and there is most likely a qualified majority required to even touch its funding. That means that even in the extremely unlikely event that the current government would not get elected, they would still own government media, and the state would still be forced to fund it.

Most of Hungary is owned by three families at this point. Universities, infrastructure, key economic players, everything from all telecommunications companies through McDonald’s to airports, power plants, universities, hotels…

Fidesz being in opposition would barely change anything.

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