When the Media Law of the authoritarian Hungarian government meets with strident
criticism in the free press of
the world, and from heads of established democracies, as a major attack on the freedom of
speech, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his people ask for time, arguing against the avalanche of criticisms that no one
should assume that the Media Council established in 2010 will
abuse the unheard of powers with which it was endowed until it has shown an
inclination to do so. Meanwhile they are eager to export their ideas.