Populist radical right parties across Europe have gathered momentum and transformed the public sphere, write Cristian Norocel, University of Helsinki and Université libre de Bruxelles, Gabriella Szabó, of of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Márton Bene, of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Corvinus University of Budapest.
The authors analyse the differences and similarities in the media visibility of the populist radical right in Hungary and Romania. The characteristics of media discourses were analyzed and the researchers also identified the position of radical right media products within mainstream media.
Here are the conclusions the authors made: in the Hungarian case the radical right media outlets are an integral part of the public sphere. In Romania, the radical right media is more unsuccessful and they are situated in more isolated position. Unlike in Hungary, there are basically no signs of an emerging populist radical right media universe in Romania, the authors write.
The article “Integration or Isolation? Mapping Out the Position of Radical Right Media in the Public Sphere” was published by International Journal of Communication. It can be found here (open access).
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