Hungarians protest suspension of leading opposition newspaper

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Around 2,000 people gathered in front of the parliament building in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to protest what they claim is the closure of the country's leading leftist newspaper, “Nepszabadsag” (People's Freedom). The newspaper, which has a 60-year history and is often critical of the government, was officially suspended by its owner Mediaworks due to huge losses in an attempt to find “the best business model for the paper”. However, the editorial team suspects the suspension is “a coup,” as do the protesters, who see it as a threat to the freedom of the press.