Media Council rejects court ruling on Klubrádió

In a statement posted on its blog, the Media Council says it is unwilling to execute a court decision ordering the body to accept Klubrádió’s tender for a radio frequency. According the Media Council, Klubrádió’s application contained unsigned blank pages, which legally allows the Media Council to disqualify the broadcaster from the tender competition. In March 2012, the Metropolitan Court of Budapest ruled that the Media Council violated the law by rejecting the station’s tender application to retain its 95.3 MHz frequency. The Council was ordered to reconsider the tender and reinstate Klubrádió’s license, but the Council now says it will not comply.