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Title: Amendment to the Constitution of 6 July 2010 (concerning Article 61)
Other/original title: Az Alkotmány 2010. július 6-i módosítása: "Az Alkotmány 61. § helyébe a következõ rendelkezés lép .."
Publisher: Hungarian Official Journal (Magyar Közlöny)
Files: Az Alkotmány 2010. július 6-i módosításai.pdf
Abstract: This issue of the Hungarian Official Journal (Magyar Közlöny) included two constitutional amendments that were passed by parliament on 6 July 2010. One of these amendments concerned Article 61 of the Constitution, regarding the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. This amendment somewhat controversially removed a reference to the prevention of monopolies in the media sector. It also added two provisions which drew some criticism: one which stipulated that "in the interest of establishing a democratic public opinion, everyone has the right to adequate information about public affairs," which was criticized in analyses by the Council of Europe and the OSCE, and one which outlined the role and supervision of the public service media, which an OSCE analysis both welcomed and criticized for being too restricted. In April 2011, the Hungarian Parliament adopted an entirely new constitution.
Publication/ adoption date: 2010-07-06
Language: Hungarian