As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a substantial increase in the demand for news. The role of television has obviously declined while that of the internet has been amplified. The news programmes of the public service television and radio channels have lost ground. The intense competition in the ranking of online news sites has intensified.
A narrow majority of the public believes that direct political influence on the media is normal. There is a high level of agreement within the Hungarian public that Fidesz wields greater influence than the opposition on the media today. Even 65% of government party supporters agree with the assessment.
More details about news consumption habits and impacts of media market events you can find in our latest study “Infected media system. Sources of Political Information in Hungary, 2020”, provided by Mérték Media Monitor and Medián Opinion Research.
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