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Title: Content regulation in the practice of the Media Council: Balanced coverage, human dignity, incitement to hatred, protection of minors
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Publisher: Mérték (Standards) Media Monitor
Files: Content regulation in the practice of the Media Council.pdf
Abstract: In its introduction to this report, Mérték (Standards) Media Monitor notes that "critical accounts of Hungary’s new media regulations have typically centered on .. concerns over content-related stipulations in terms of scope of application, semantic ambiguity, and possible sanctions". Following up on those concerns, Mérték conducted a study on how the Media Council has acted on those new legal provisions, and specifically the ways in which it has applied sanctions, and this report presents the study's main findings. The report, which is based on an analysis of the resolutions the authority issued up through 30 April 2012, assesses "the Media Council’s interpretation of the law," which has the capacity to influence editorial decisions, programming, and the media content selection on offer. The report presents several categories of findings, for example on how rules of balanced coverage and provisions in the area of child protection were enforced. In a longer, Hungarian-language report, Mérték discusses four fields of content regulation in greater depth: balanced coverage, human dignity, incitement to hatred, and protection of minors.
Publication/ adoption date: 2013-02-21
Language: English
Rights: Mérték Media Monitor. Permission for reproducing the document granted by email.