For the fourth year running, the Hungarian Community Party (MKP) filed another complaint to the regulatory body of the Slovak Public Media Service and the State Prosecutor for failing to uphold the law that proscribes proportionate hours of minority language programming on public television. Since 2016 when the law was passed, party chairman Péter Őry has filed six, unanswered motions. In 2018, Slovak television broadcast 16,630 hours of programming, of which a mere 105 hour was in Hungarian, the equivalent of 0.6 percent. Meanwhile, of all the country’s minorities, Hungarians alone comprise 8.5 percent of the population.
When will the Hungarian community regain the lost 1,300 hours of air time?