News agencies

Since the new media regulation was passed, the Hungarian Wireless Agency releases news free of charge (upon registration). Most minor outlets, including local radio stations, rely on the news items provided by the organisation, which is under government control (see section 3.3.). As a result of this distortion of market competition, the Independent News Agency, an independent organisation that was financially supported by RTL Klub television, closed down in 2011. Some minor news agencies, such as C-Press, specialised in news concerning the Romany community, are still operational at the time of writing. Like elsewhere, media outlets also frequently rely on the news provided by international news agencies and media companies such as CNN International and BBC World.