Kovacs rejects criticism by Soros NGO
Kovacs primarily called attention to the fact that Harlan Mandel, the author of the article on the government “occupation” of Hungarian media space, is the director of the US-based Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), which organisation has received at least 16.5 million dollars from businessman George Soros. He pointed out that in Hungary the Fund exclusively finances left-wing liberal, strongly anti-government media outlets.
The state secretary highlighted the fact that the Hungarian media palette is much more diverse that Mandel would like readers to believe. He also mentioned that the Hungarian Media Act “conforms fully to European norms”.