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Hungary "silences" its media: anti-government radio Klub Radio lost its wavelength

BBC :: Exactly one year after the passing of a controversial media law, both public service and commercial media are back in the headlines. On 21 December the Media Council, a powerful media oversight body set up by the new legislation, announced that the main anti-government radio station, Klub Radio, had lost its bid to renew its 95.3 FM wavelength, which it has used for the past ten years. The bid was won by a completely unknown rival, Autoradio, which will take over the frequency in March - unless the legal appeal launched by Klub Radio succeeds. The subsequent storm has reached as far as Washington.

Continue to read Nick Thorpe, www.bbc.co.uk

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