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Title: Criticisms and answers formulated on the subject of the proposed media act examined in a European context
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Publisher: Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, Hungary
Files: Ministry of Public Administration and Justice - Criticisms and answers formulated on the subject of the proposed media act examined in a European context.pdf
Source: http://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-public-administration-and-justice/news/criticisms-and-answers-formulated-on-the-subject-of-the-proposed-media-act-examined-in-a-european-context
Abstract: In December 2010, the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice released this detailed statement, in which it summarized what it considered to have been the main criticisms of the controversial new media laws that were passed in November and December 2010, addressed each criticism, and for each criticism provided examples of regulations from other European countries, covering a total of 20 countries, which it claimed were similar to Hungary’s new media regulations. The document tackles questions regarding the scope and potential severity of fines and sanctioning; the registration of media outlets, and the extent to which it applies to online media; the independence of the Media Council and the appointment process for its members; the laws' new licensing and tendering procedures; the centralization of media regulatory authority within the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH); requirements for journalists to disclose sources; the scope of regulatory authority over print and online as well as broadcast media; the centralization of the public service broadcast media, their production, assets and supervision, and the new role of the state news agency MTI as supplier of all public broadcasting news; the appointment processes for the directors and internal supervisory bodies of public service broadcasting entities; the role of the Media Commissioner; and the new data disclosure requirements for media outlets.
Publication/ adoption date: 2010-12-20
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Language: English
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