Hungary Pulls Plug On Last Independent News Radio Station On The Air
Hungary's last remaining independent news radio station has been knocked off the air in Budapest. The country's media authorities refused to extend Klubradio's FM license, saying it "repeatedly infringed" on the compulsory registration law by twice submitting documents late. But Klubradio's director believes it is because the station has often been critical of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, which has been widely accused of suppressing media freedom. The station's director pledged it would continue to operate online.