Media freedom is ‘in danger’, survey in four Eastern European countries finds

Respondents in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia want measures to protect press freedom

More than half of people in four former communist central European counties fear media freedom is in danger, with significant majorities wanting government or EU measures to protect it, according to a survey.

The findings, from respondents in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, are revealed in what is purportedly the biggest opinion study on the issue conducted in the “Visegrád countries”. They will form part of the consultation process for a press freedom bill under preparation by the European Commission.

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