If this tax would be enforced then there won’t be media freedom in Hungary more.
Mind you that media freedom has ceased today in Hungary because the tax law has been passed by the Parliament. In fact media freedom ceased to exist in Hungary already in 2012 when the new media law was passed … and then it has ceased to exist on about each day since then.
Der Spiegel, the British Reuters, the Guardian, the Washington Post, etc. also chimed in the concert and they all emphasized that the pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet also protested against the new ad tax. Well, they are not exempt from it either… or wait, in fact they are because no tax must be paid up to 500 million Forints. That means no Hungarian daily, weekly and monthly newspapers will pay. However the trash (“commercial”) TV channels, like RTL, do have to pay up.