December 14th, 2012

Former culture minister Rockenbauer resigns state media post in protest over sackings

Media asset manager MTVA culture editor-in-chief Zoltán Rockenbauer resigned on Thursday in protest against dismissals of staff members in the state-run media.
Rockenbauer was culture minister in the first Orbán cabinet and was appointed culture editor-in-chief of MTVA after the 2010 change of government.

Rockenbauer had indicated when the list of dismissals was put together that if most of the staff in the culture editorial office are sacked, he would also leave.

MTVA announced in November its intent to dismiss 250 staffers in a third wave but modified this on Tuesday, saying it will fire about 40 fewer people. In two previous waves 900 staff members were let go.

MTVA has 2,300 remaining staff members. The present wave of dismissals affects mostly program producers.

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  • Leto

    Good. This post-commie traitor can go and join his beloved ‘journalists’ and ‘program producers’ on the streets where they belong. And when Orban finally makes homelessness illegal, we will never have to look at or hear them again!!

  • MagyarViking

    “it will fire about 40 fewer people”

    Aah, they found (only) 40 card-carrying Fidesz-members…

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