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Title: EFJ Calls for "Radical Surgery" not Cosmetics on Hungary's Media Law
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Publisher: European Federation of Journalists
Files: EFJ - EFJ Calls for Radical Surgery not Cosmetics on Hungary's Media Law.pdf
Abstract: In this press release of February 18, 2011, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) called for Hungary to apply "radical surgery" to its controversial new media law to bring the law "into line with international standards of press freedom and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights". EFJ President Arne König welcomed Hungary's promise to respond to demands from the European Commission to amend the law, the press release says, but also warned that the compromise that was hammered out the day before "will not address the core problems caused by the law". In particular the statement points out "the creation of a politicised and potentially repressive Media Authority" and the Media Council, which will "exercise control over media in all sectors".
Publication/ adoption date: 2011-02-18
Language: English
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