Police took HírTV reporter Szabolcs Kisberk to a 19th District police station and later to the Second and Third District court on a leash after arresting him at his home at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Police took the action because Kisberk had earlier failed to appear in court to face libel charges.
Proceedings were initiated against Kisberk by Viktor Tóth, a former campaign chief for Socialist MP János Veres.
Kisberk had accused Tóth of attempting to buy votes, in a report for which former broadcast media regulator the ORTT admonished HírTV.
Kisberk’s lawyer Barnabás Futó told HírTV that his client had not received the earlier summons.