Hugh and cry over press freedom in Hungary

The Hungarian government has sent an information pack to British actor Hugh Grant, who recently cited Hungary as an example of the dangers of state control of the media.

“We have already posted the necessary information, and unless Hugh Grant has any further questions we consider the matter closed,” the government’s international communications chief, Ferenc Kumin, said on Monday.
This came the day after newspaper Vasárnap Reggel reported that the government had put together a package for the actor but was unsure of where to send it. A spokesman for the Socialist party issued a sarcastic statement with the address of a New York PR firm representing Grant.
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