Hungary’s Orban exempts pro-government media group from scrutiny

By Gergely Szakacs and Marton Dunai BUDAPEST, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has exempted a mammoth pro-government media group from scrutiny by the national competition watchdog, according to a decree published late on Wednesday. Critics say the rightwing nationalist leader is presiding over a gradual disappearance of independent media in the ex-Communist satellite. Dozens of newspapers and broadcasters critical…