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Title: Media Law Still to Be Repealed
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Publisher: / South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO)
Files: Media Law Still to Be Repealed.pdf
Abstract: In this 'expert opinion' for the website, Sándor Orbán, Program Director of the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM), commented on the amendments to the new Hungarian media laws that were passed by parliament in March 2011 under pressure from the European Commission, concluding that they "have decreased the harmful effects of the regulation by tackling some of the worst aspects" but "the core of the problems remains". The legislation still "goes against international free speech standards," Orbán argued, citing the continued criticism of the laws by OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg, and the European Parliament. On March 15, he describes, the media laws sparked the largest protest rally initiated by civil groups since 1989.
Publication/ adoption date: 2013-02-23
Language: English
Rights: by the South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). Permission for reproducing the document granted by email.