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Title: EFJ Warns of Collapse of Journalism as a Public Good in Hungary
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Publisher: European Federation of Journalists
Files: EFJ Warns of Collapse of Journalism as a Public Good in Hungary.pdf
Abstract: In this press release of 4 October 2011, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)reports about the findings of an EFJ delegation in Hungary. At a press conference in Budapest, the delegation told reporters that the media law which was enacted earlier in the year "threatens the survival of journalism as a public good in the country". The EFJ delegation held round-table discussions with professional representatives and media experts, as well as with representatives of the newly created Hungarian public service media´s Broadcast Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA). "Hundreds of jobs are threatened in public media and the new media law is putting terrible pressure on editorial independence," said the Chairman of the EFJ broadcasting expert group John Barsby.
Publication/ adoption date: 2011-10-04
Language: English
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