At the heart of the European Union, an authoritarian regime has been established. A key element in consolidating its political power is a degree of media control unprecedented in an EU member state. The Hungarian Playbook examines the Don Quixote like struggle of young journalists against Prime Minister Orbán's propaganda machine, which now controls 80% of the domestic news market. They are insiders who turned against the system. They provide us with secretly made recordings and leaked documents. Internal communications prove unambiguously: public media are under the direct control of the cabinet ofﬁce of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. It is a degree of censorship and content control that has not existed since the fall of the communist regime.
Producer: Florian Schewe
Camera: Zágon Nagy, Sal Kazan
Editor: Zsófi Érdi
Production Company: Film Five GmbH