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Magyar Nemzet (Hungarian: Hungarian nation) was a major Hungarian newspaper published in Hungary.

Magyar Nemzet
Magyar Nemzet logo.svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Sándor Pethő
Founded1938; 80 years ago (1938)
Political alignmentConservative
Ceased publication2018


History and profileEdit

Magyar Nemzet, a moderate conservative daily, was founded by Sándor Pethő in 1938.[1] The paper fused with the other conservative daily Napi Magyarország in April 2000.

Magyar Nemzet is regarded as part of conservative media which intensified in the country in 2010.[2] Its editorials often speak out against the socialist and liberal parties, Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) and Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ).

Magyar Nemzet is published in broadsheet format.[3] Its major rival was Népszabadság, the former communist party newspaper, mostly supported the former socialist MSZP/SZDSZ government. Magyar Nemzet's editorials often complain about bias of the more readily available Népszabadság and the former government's de facto censorship by cutting off funds for conservative news.[4]


The circulation of Magyar Nemzet was 132,000 copies in January 1989 and 121,000 copies in January 1991.[5] The paper had a circulation of 70,000 copies in July 1992 and 55,000 copies in March 1993.[5] Its circulation was 41,000 copies in 1998.[6] The paper had a circulation of 64,209 copies in 2009, making it the fifth best-selling daily in the country.[1] However, the paper lost one-third of its readers between 2005 and 2010.[7] During the same period the visitors of its website also declined.[7]


In April 2018 the publisher released a statement saying that the last edition of Magyar Nemzet will be released on 11 April 2018 citing financial problems. The online presence Mno Hu is also discontinued.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Communicating Europe: Hungary Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. ^ Daiva Repeckaite. "Independent Journalism under Increasing Threat in Hungary". Equal Times. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  3. ^ Péter Bajomi-Lázár. "The Business of Ethics, the Ethics of Business" (PDF). Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ Hungarian press BBC.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Mihály Gálik; Beverly James (1999). "Ownership and control of the Hungarian press". The Public. 6 (2). Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  7. ^ a b Borbála Tóth (5 January 2012). "Mapping digital media. Hungary" (PDF). Open Society Foundation. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Magyar Nemzet, Lánchíd Rádio to cease operations effective April 11th". The Budapest Beacon. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-10.

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