Why Big Media Guns Are Tracking HVG
It was supposed to be an obedient servant to Hungary's Communist rulers, a weekly political and economics newsmagazine toeing the party line. But somehow, the young journalists who launched Heti Vilaggazdasag (Weekly World Economics, or HVG) in 1979 and modeled its look and style on Britain's The Economist never got the message. Right away HVG set an independent tone. "Our chief editor's full-time job was to defend the editorial staff from the party leadership," says Peter Szauer, then a deputy editor of the magazine and now CEO of HVG Publishing House.
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