Hungary is a small Central Eastern European country with a population of nearly 9.8 million inhabitants. The official language is Hungarian, which is spoken only by Hungarian minorities within the country and in neighbouring countries (e.g., Romania, Slovakia). Any discussion of Hungarian mass media must consider the cultural and the economic implications stemming from the isolation of the market due to its relatively small size and the fact that the Hungarian language is spoken by few people outside the country.

This entry provides an overview of media in Hungary, which are characterised by severe cultural, political, and market-specific limitations. It then describes the print, broadcast, and online media outlets, as well as national news agencies, the relationship between government and media advertising and ownership, and oversight ...

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