The Hungarian Playbook

Production: ZDF
Country: Germany
Year: 2022
Duration: 45'
Directed by: Bence Máté, Aron Szentpéteri

This documentary investigates the corruption and repression of press freedom in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán exercises a control over information that has few equals in Europe.

Bence Máté and Áron Szentpéteri’s documentary shows exclusive images and documents taken directly from the Hungarian government’s press headquarters, revealing how the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office controls newspapers and holds 80 percent of the media market in the country and showing how a group of young journalists chose to challenge the state propaganda machine.

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