Category Archives: media law

How The News Gets Edited on Hungarian State Television

Almost exactly a year after the enactment of Hungary’s restrictive media law, a scandal reveals editing techniques in use to manipulate the news reported on the country’s state-operated public television stations.  The scandal concerns the manipulation of a television report … Continue reading

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European Journalists’ Solidarity Petition to Support Journalists in Hungary

From the media release of EFJ, the European Federation of Journalists:

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Der Spiegel: The Goulash Archipelago – EU Remains Silent as Hungary Veers Off Course

On Monday, the German-language weekly Der Spiegel published an exceptionally comprehensive piece on the most disconcerting political developments in Hungary that took place during this summer and on the reasons why this must worry the international community, and the European … Continue reading

Posted in European Union, Fidesz, former prime ministers, Hungarian government, Hungary, közfoglalkoztatási törvény, közmunka, media law, parliament, public media firings, unemployment, US-Hungarian diplomatic relationships, Viktor Orbán, Western criticism of Hungary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What’s New in Hungary Is That There Are No More News. Not By the Creme of the Profession Anyway.

550 employees, the majority of them journalists, of public news organizations have lost their job last week in Hungary; by the beginning of the fall, this number could total as many as 1000, almost one-third of the public media employees … Continue reading

Posted in Annamária Szalai, democracy watch, Hungary, international politics, közszolgálati médiumok, media law, public media firings | 3 Comments