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Title: Journalists Question Hungary’s Leadership of Europe as Media Law Provokes Outrage
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Publisher: European Federation of Journalists
Files: EFJ - Journalists Question Hungary’s Leadership of Europe as Media Law Provokes Outrage.pdf
Source: http://europe.ifj.org/en/articles/journalists-question-hungarys-leadership-of-europe-as-media-law-provokes-outrage
Abstract: In this press release of December 23, 2010, the European Federation of Journalists decried the new media law passed in Hungary earlier that week, arguing that the law "will create a blanket of self-censorship across the country's media". The EFJ is concerned, the statement says, "that Hungary is in breach of the Charter for Fundamental Rights and Article 11 on media freedom and media pluralism," and the organisation "will urge the European Commission to thoroughly investigate this law as a priority". The EFJ claims that, under the new law, "publications deemed to be unbalanced or offensive in their coverage may face large fines".
Publication/ adoption date: 2010-12-23
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Language: English
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