Esti Hírlap

Esti Hírlap (meaning Evening News in English) was a tabloid evening newspaper published in Hungary between 1956 and 1996.

Esti Hírlap
TypeEvening newspaper
Ceased publication1996
OCLC number25621774

History and profileEdit

Esti Hírlap was first published on 24 December 1956[1] which was a Communist evening paper.[2] Its start was a reflection of the political consolidation in Hungary.[3] The paper was the successor of Esti Budapest, another evening paper,[1] and was based in Budapest.[4] Until the end of the communist regime in Hungary the paper was under the control of the Hungarian Communist Party.[5] During this period it covered significant events which were regarded as appropriate for the people by the Communist authorities.[2][3] In fact, it was populist[6] and featured short human interest articles.[3]

British media company Mirror Group owned 40% of Esti Hírlap in October 1990.[5][7] The other owners were the Hungarian News Publishing Company with the same share and the paper's editorial board with a 20% share.[5] However, due to lower circulation levels the Mirror Group sold its share in 1992, and the paper was closed down in 1996.[2]


In 1987 Esti Hírlap had a circulation of 200,000 copies.[2] The circulation of the paper was 130,000 copies in January 1989 and 93,000 copies in January 1991.[8] The paper had a circulation of 70,000 copies in July 1992 and 60,000 copies in March 1993.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b R. G. Carlton (1965). "Newspapers from East Central and Southeastern Europe" (PDF). Washington, DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Colin Sparks; John Tulloch (2000). Tabloid Tales: Global Debates Over Media Standards. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 112, 117, 126. ISBN 978-0-8476-9572-0.
  3. ^ a b c Agnes Gulyas (1998). "Tabloid Newspapers in Post Communist Hungary". Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture. 5 (3): 65–77. doi:10.1080/13183222.1998.11008683.
  4. ^ Katalin S. Milter (2008). The Impact of Politics on Post-communist Media in Eastern Europe: An Historical Case Study of the 1996 Hungarian Broadcasting Act. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-549-69522-6.
  5. ^ a b c "Hungarian Step By Maxwell". The New York Times. AP. 1 October 1990. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  6. ^ Oksana Buranbaeva; Vanja Mladineo (30 September 2011). Culture and Customs of Hungary. ABC-CLIO. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-313-38369-4.
  7. ^ Greg MacDonald (1990). The Emergence of Global Multi-media Conglomerates. International Labour Organization. p. 34. ISBN 978-92-2-107669-8.
  8. ^ a b Marina Popescu; Gábor Tóka (2000). "Campaign Effects in the 1994 and 1998 Parliamentary Elections in Hungary" (Conference paper). ECPR. Retrieved 15 February 2015.

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