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Media Visibility and Inclusion of Radical Right Populism in Hungary and Romania : A Discursive Opportunity Approach

  • Gabriella Szabó
  • Ov Cristian Norocel
  • Márton Bene
Publishing year: 2019-01-02
Language: English
Pages: 33-46
Publication/Series: Problems of Post-Communism
Volume: 66
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: M. E. Sharpe

Abstract english

This article investigates the discursive opportunities for radical-right populist politics in Hungary and Romania. We argue that it is important to assess whether the discursive activities of radical-right media are reflected and included in the chains of discussion in the public sphere. The involvement and visibility of radical-right media in news coverage is considered a cue for their acceptance as legitimate actors in the wider media ecosystem, even when other media may not accept their interpretations. Our findings tell two different stories in the compared countries. In Hungary, we note that radical-right media are to a certain degree incorporated into the wider media networks, while in Romania, radical-right media are observed to be in isolated positions in both of the media networks we examined.


  • Communication Studies
  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • ISSN: 1075-8216
Cristian Norocel
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