Government-leaning radio news offered for peanuts

National news agency’s radio service covers Hungary with government-leaning news. Hangos Hírek (Voice News) is a service of national news agency MTI which gives news service for private radios for only 20-100,000 HUF per month. The 3 minutes long and maximum 17 news bulletins per day costs so little for subscribers that they don’t need to hire an own news staff. According to the data obtained through our freedom of information request, 27 radio stations are contracted for this service. It means that these radios from all over the country air the same, government-leaning reports made by the MTI.

The original article was published on 20/01/2014, in Hungarian