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Title: Concerns about media legislation in Hungary (part I)
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Publisher: Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
Files: HCLU-Concerns about media legislation in Hungary.pdf
Abstract: In this briefing of 3 January 2011, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) recaps its concerns about the Act CIV of 2010 on Freedom of the Press and on the Basic Rules Relating to Media Content (the so-called 'media-constitution'), which Parliament passed in November 2010. The law entered into force on 1st January 2011. The briefing highlights problematic issues regarding how the law deals with the scope of the press regulation; the defense of public morality; source protection; and mandatory content requirements. The briefing also criticizes the compulsory registration system for all media established by the law, and its "unclear compulsory provision" for all media about "openly or surreptitiously insulting inter alia nations, national, ethnic, linguistic and other minorities and any majority (sic!) or churches".
Publication/ adoption date: 2011-01-03
Language: English
Rights: Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU). Permission for reproducing HCLU documents in this digital archive granted by email.