Trade unions

The interests of Hungarian journalists are to be represented by the Press Union, a partner organisation of the International Federation of Journalists. This trade union, established in 1989, provides journalists with healthcare services and vacation opportunities, and is also relatively active in political matters. For example, it issued a written statement contesting the closing down of the quality paper Népszabadság in October 2016,but it did not call on Hungarian journalists for any joint action such as a solidarity strike.