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Title: The Reins on Freedom: Self-Censorship in the Hungarian Press
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Publisher: Mérték (Standards) Media Monitor
Files: report_self_cencorship.pdf
Abstract: In this article, Mérték (Standards) Media Monitor reports on a set of eight in-depth interviews it conducted with journalists on the subject of self-censorship, a little over a year after Parliament passed the new Media Act. The organisation's intent was to explore the workings of self-censorship in both the public service media and privately-owned press organs, and about the ways in which self-censorship might be correlated with the new provisions of law, the changes brought about by the revised legal environment, and other factors that may be at play. Each of the interviewed journalists, who preferred to remain anonymous, had at least ten years of experience in various media (print, online, broadcast), though the article claims no representativeness of their experiences. The interviews formed the basis of a survey which Standards Media Monitor subsequently conducted to gauge the current status of press freedom in Hungary.
Publication/ adoption date: 2013-02-17
Language: English
Rights: Mérték Media Monitor. Permission for reproducing the document granted by email.