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Opposition calls on speaker not to ban journalists from parliament

Opposition calls on speaker not to ban journalists from parliament

The opposition Democratic Coalition has initiated a law amendment proposing that the speaker of parliament should not be allowed to deny journalists entry to Parliament.

Ágnes Vadai, DK’s deputy group leader, told a press conference on Wednesday that under “the Orbán regime” certain journalists had been banned from Parliament for years.

She said László Kövér, parliament’s speaker, decided “on a whim” whom to allow into Parliament, making it impossible for the independent press to hold Fidesz politicians to account.

DK’s proposal is that only people who present a physical threat to parliamentary security or who provide false personal information should be deprived of access to the building.

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Journalists who are refused entry should have the chance to appeal to the country’s supreme court, the Kúria, she added.

Source: MTI

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