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Author: Article 19

Hungarian Media Laws Q&A

Hungary: ARTICLE 19 Calls for Comprehensive Media Law Reform

Hungary: ARTICLE 19 condemns Media Authority refusal of license to Klubrádió

Hungary: Controversial New Media Laws Cast Shadow on Presidency

Hungary: KlubRadio case shows recent media laws censoring

Hungary: Revise Media Laws Promptly and Thoroughly

Information note explaining how the new media laws have deteriorated the media situation in Hungary

Author: Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ)

MUOSZ Announcement

Author: Atlatszo.hu

A panorama of local media outlets in Pécs city

Atlatszo.hu published leaked 2012 budget of the public media fund

Constitutional Court decided in favour of journalistic source protection

We published the secret broadcasting agreement of FM1

Author: Bajomi-Lazar, Peter

Hungary’s new media regulation

Author: Barata Mir, Joan

Expertise by Council of Europe experts on Hungarian media legislation: Act CIV of 2010 on the Freedom of the Press and the Fundamental Rules on Media Content and Act CLXXXV of 2010 on Media Services and Mass Media

Author: Bodoky, Tamás

Atlatszo.hu proposes decriminalization of libel and insult in Hungary

Author: Bodolai, László

The freedom of the press and its legal limitations in Hungary

Author: Callamard, Agnes

Hungary: Response to letter from National Media Infocommunications Authority

Author: Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)

Legal analysis of the 2010 Hungarian media laws

Legal analysis of the proposed amendments to the 2010 Hungarian media laws

Author: Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS), Central European University

Hungarian Media Laws in Europe: An Assessment of the Consistency of Hungary’s Media Laws with European Practices and Norms

INDIREG Final Report: Indicators for independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies for the purpose of enforcing the rules in the AVMS Directive

Author: Committee to Protect Journalists

Fundamental changes still needed in Hungary media law

Author: Constitutional Court of Hungary

Decision 165/2011. (XII. 20.) AB of the Constitutional Court of Hungary (Case number: 1746/B/2010)

Author: Council of Europe, Commissioner for Human Rights

Hungary: Legislative changes threaten democracy and human rights

Opinion of the Commissioner for Human Rights on Hungary’s media legislation in light of Council of Europe standards on freedom of the media

Author: Council of Europe, Committee of Ministers

Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the protection and promotion of investigative journalism

Declaration CM(2005)56 final of the Committee of Ministers on human rights and the rule of law in the Information Society

Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on measures to promote the respect of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on protecting the dignity, security and privacy of children on the Internet

Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on protecting the role of the media in democracy in the context of media concentration

Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the guarantee of the independence of public service broadcasting in the member states

Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the independence and functions of regulatory authorities for the broadcasting sector

Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the role of community media in promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue

Declaration on cultural diversity

Declaration on freedom of political debate in the media

Declaration on the freedom of expression and information

Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on protecting freedom of expression and information in times of crisis

Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)11 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on promoting freedom of expression and information in the new information and communications environment

Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)15 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures concerning media coverage of election campaigns

Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)16 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to promote the public service value of the Internet

Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on media pluralism and diversity of media content

Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the remit of public service media in the information society

Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communications environment

Recommendation CM/Rec(2011)7 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on a new notion of media

Recommendation no. R (2000) 7 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the right of journalists not to disclose their sources of information

Recommendation no. R (81) 19 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the access to information held by public authorities

Recommendation no. R (94) 13 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to promote media transparency

Recommendation no. R (96) 10 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the guarantee of the independence of public service broadcasting

Recommendation no. R (97) 20 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on "hate speech"

Recommendation no. R (97) 21 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the media and the promotion of a culture of tolerance

Recommendation No. R (99) 15 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on measures concerning media coverage of election campaigns

Recommendation no. R (99) 1 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to promote media pluralism

Recommendation Rec(2000)23 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the independence and functions of regulatory authorities for the broadcasting sector

Recommendation Rec(2004)16 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the right of reply in the new media environment

Resolution (74) 26 on the right of reply - position of the individual in relation to the press

Resolution (74) 43 on Press Concentrations

Author: CUB Corruption Research Center

Government advertising incomes in the Hungarian printed media, 2003-2012: Descriptive statistics and observations

Author: Cullen International

INDIREG Final Report: Indicators for independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies for the purpose of enforcing the rules in the AVMS Directive

Author: Deltenre, Ingrid

Letter from Jean-Paul Philippot and Ingrid Deltenre, EBU, to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Author: Dénes, Balázs

Letter to Neelie Kroes, European Digital Agenda Commissioner

Author: Dragomir, Marius

Mapping Digital Media: Hungary

Author: Eötvös Károly Public Policy Institute

Joint position paper to the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism created by the European Commission on the Hungarian Media Law and its Application

Main concerns regarding the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary

Open letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Author: Eötvös, Pál

MUOSZ Announcement

Author: EPP Group in the European Parliament

Hungarian Media Law: Resolution adopted by the Left is pointless and only serves their political purposes (press release)

Hungary: EPP Group rejects politically motivated accusations on the Media Act (press release)

Author: European Commission

Commission Vice-President Kroes welcomes amendments to Hungarian Media Law

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 15 October 2003 on Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union: Respect for and promotion of values on which the Union is based

Author: European Commission Directorate-General for Justice

2011 Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Author: European Federation of Journalists

EC Hungary Opinion Must Address Press Freedom, Says EFJ

EFJ Alarmed by Closure of Hungarian Opposition Radio Station

EFJ and SEEMO Alarmed by Massive Dismissals in Hungarian Public Broadcasting

EFJ Calls for "Radical Surgery" not Cosmetics on Hungary's Media Law

EFJ Calls on Hungarian Parliament to Respect Rule of Law over Radio Frequencies' Licences

EFJ Warns of Collapse of Journalism as a Public Good in Hungary

European Journalists Reject the new Hungarian Media Bill and Call for New Talks

Hungary : EFJ Condemns Manipulation of Media in Hungary as TV Report Sparks Hunger Strike by Union Leader

Journalists Question Hungary’s Leadership of Europe as Media Law Provokes Outrage

Author: European Parliament

Debate of Wednesday, 16 February 2011, on media law in Hungary (transcript)

Debate of Wednesday, 17 April 2013, about Hungary and the Rule of Law (transcript)

European Parliament resolution of 10 March 2011 on media law in Hungary

European Parliament resolution of 16 February 2012 on the recent political developments in Hungary

Hungarian media law sparks controversy at the European Parliament (press release)

Author: European Parliament and European Council

Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

Author: European Parliament, Council and Commission

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Author: Freedom House

Freedom of the Press 2011: Hungary

Freedom of the Press 2012: Hungary

Freedom of the Press 2013

Proposed Hungarian Media Law Would Threaten Freedom

Author: Gábor Halmai, Kim Lane Scheppele, e.a.

Opinion on Hungary’s New Constitutional Order: Amicus Brief for the Venice Commission on the Transitional Provisions of the Fundamental Law and the Key Cardinal Laws

Author: Gálik, Mihály

Searching for yardstick to measure concentration in the marketplace of ideas

Author: György Dalos, Gábor Demszky, Miklós Haraszti, György Konrád, Bálint Magyar, László Rajk, e.a.

The decline of democracy – the rise of dictatorship. New Year’s message sent by former Hungarian political dissidents

Author: Habdank-Kolaczkowska, Sylvana

U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing "The Trajectory of Democracy: Why Hungary Matters": Testimony by Sylvana Habdank-Kolaczkowska, Freedom House

Author: Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research

INDIREG Final Report: Indicators for independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies for the purpose of enforcing the rules in the AVMS Directive

Author: Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, et al.

INDIREG: Indicators for independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies [..] – Annex II: Country Tables – Hungary

Author: Harris, Mike

How not to regulate the press

Author: Hartley, Brent

U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing "The Trajectory of Democracy: Why Hungary Matters": Testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brent Hartley

Author: High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism

A free and pluralistic media to sustain European democracy

Author: Human Rights Watch

Hungary: Media Law Endangers Press Freedom

Memorandum to the European Union on Media Freedom in Hungary

Wrong direction on rights: Assessing the impact of Hungary’s new constitution and laws

Author: Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)

Concerns about media legislation in Hungary (part I)

HCLU protests against the proposed new media legislation

Hungarian Media Laws Q&A

Information note explaining how the new media laws have deteriorated the media situation in Hungary

Joint position paper to the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism created by the European Commission on the Hungarian Media Law and its Application

Main concerns regarding the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary

Open letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Still Many Black Holes in the Media Law - The Constitutional Court’s intervention is welcomed, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg

Summary of the decision of the Constitutional Court of Hungary on the Media Laws in 2011 by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union

Author: Hungarian Europe Society

Joint position paper to the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism created by the European Commission on the Hungarian Media Law and its Application

Open letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Author: Hungarian Helsinki Committee

Main concerns regarding the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary

Author: Hungarian National Assembly

Act 1 of 1996 on Radio and Television Broadcasting

Act CIV of 2010 on the freedom of the press and the fundamental rules on media content (translations of initial text; text as of 3 August 2011; and text as of 3 July 2012)

Act CLXXXV of 2010 on media services and mass media (translations of initial text; text as of 3 August 2011; and text as of 3 July 2012)

Act XX of 1949: The Constitution of the Republic of Hungary (translations as of 2003 and 2010)

Amendment to the Constitution of 6 July 2010 (concerning Article 61)

Law No II of 1986 on the Press

The Fundamental Law of Hungary

Author: Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

INDIREG Final Report: Indicators for independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies for the purpose of enforcing the rules in the AVMS Directive

Author: International Partnership Mission of freedom of expression and media development groups

Mission Statement: Hungarian Media Law: International Mission Condemns Chilling Effect and Calls for Change

Author: Jakubowicz, Karol

Analysis and assessment of a package of Hungarian legislation and draft legislation on media and telecommunications

Author: König, Arne

Letter from Arne König and Aidan White, EFJ, to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Author: Koszorus, Frank Jr.

U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing "The Trajectory of Democracy: Why Hungary Matters": Statement of Frank Koszorus, Jr., National President of the American Hungarian Federation

Author: Kroes, Neelie

Defending media pluralism in Hungary

Latest developments on media freedom in Hungary

Letter from Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, to József Szájer, Member of the European Parliament with the Fidesz party

Letter from Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, to Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, of 17 January 2012

Letter from Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, to Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, of 21 January 2011

Letter from Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, to Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, of 23 December 2010

Speech: Safeguarding media freedom and pluralism

State of play of Commission's examination of Hungarian Media Law - Speech to Extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee

The Hungarian Media Environment - Speech to the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Author: La Quadrature du Net

The EU Must Stop Hungarian Net Censorship

Author: La Rue, Frank

Full text of the press statement delivered by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. Frank La Rue, after the conclusion of his visit to Hungary

Author: Majtényi, László

A criticism of the Hungarian Act on Media Services and Mass Media, Effective January 1st, 2011

Author: Martin, József Péter

Footprint of Financial Crisis in the Media: Hungary country report

Author: McRae, Amanda

Pulling punches on Hungary media law

Author: Mérték (Standards) Media Monitor

Content regulation in the practice of the Media Council: Balanced coverage, human dignity, incitement to hatred, protection of minors

Joint position paper to the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism created by the European Commission on the Hungarian Media Law and its Application

Open letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Press Freedom Index 2012

Public affairs in the media - Impact of the media policy

Report on the content regulation in the practice of the Media Council (Part 2)

Report on the frequency tendering by the Media Council (Part 2)

Ruling No. 165/2011. (XII. 20.) AB of the Constitutional Court - Summary

The Media Council's Tender Procedures for Broadcasting Frequencies - Executive Summary

The Reins on Freedom: Self-Censorship in the Hungarian Press

Author: Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, Hungary

Agreement has been reached on amendments to the Media Act

Amendment of Media Law Before Parliament

Criticisms and answers formulated on the subject of the proposed media act examined in a European context

Deputy PM outlines govt response on contentious laws to CoE SecGen (adds details)

Fundamental values and solutions of Hungarian media legislation found to be in harmony with European values

Govt communications state secy calls Freedom House report about Hungary groundless, biased

Proposed amendment of media regulation to go before Parliament

Proposed amendments to media laws before Parliament

Reply to the criticism of the international media

Author: Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Request for the opening of a monitoring procedure in respect of Hungary: Opinion

Author: Navracsics, Tibor

Letter from Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, of 29 December 2010

Letter from Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, of 31 January 2011

Author: Nehéz-Posony, Márton

The Hidden Treasures of Hungary's Media Legislation

Author: Nergelius, Joakim

Freedom of the press in Europe and the EU - the Hungarian media law in a legal context

Author: Nézőpont Intézet

Hungarian Political Summary: Media Act

Media regulations amended

Renewed debate about the media law

Author: Norwegian Helsinki Committee

Democracy and human rights at stake in Hungary: The Viktor Orbán government’s drive for centralisation of power

Author: Nyman-Metcalf, Katrin

Analysis of the Hungarian media legislation

Author: Orbán, Sándor

Media Law Still to Be Repealed

Author: OSCE - Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media

Despite adjustments, Hungary's media law continues to violate OSCE commitments, says OSCE representative on freedom of the media

Hungarian media law further endangers media freedom, says OSCE media freedom representative

Hungarian media legislation severely contradicts international standards of media freedom, says OSCE media freedom representative

OSCE media freedom representative calls on Hungarian Government to halt media legislation package, start public consultations

Author: Pavli, Darian

Hungary’s Media: The Reform Trap

Author: Perspective Associates

INDIREG Final Report: Indicators for independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media services regulatory bodies for the purpose of enforcing the rules in the AVMS Directive

Author: Philippot, Jean-Paul

Letter from Jean-Paul Philippot and Ingrid Deltenre, EBU, to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Author: Pittman, Edward

Media Freedom in Hungary in Steep Decline

Author: Plenipotentiaries of European Union member states

Consolidated Version of the Treaty on European Union

Author: Policy Solutions

"Balanced" in the balance

Fidesz and the media: just another brick in the wall

Author: Political Capital

The New Hungarian Media Law: Evaluation and Summary

Author: Reding, Viviane

Hungary and the Rule of Law - Statement of the European Commission in the Plenary Debate of the European Parliament

Author: Reporters Without Borders

European Parliament urged to pass resolution condemning Hungary’s new media law

How far will Media Council go to eliminate Klubradio?

Hungary’s media law is unacceptable despite amendments

Author: Ruduša, Rita

Footprint of Financial Crisis in the Media: Overview

Author: Salomon, Eve

Expertise by Council of Europe experts on Hungarian media legislation: Act CIV of 2010 on the Freedom of the Press and the Fundamental Rules on Media Content and Act CLXXXV of 2010 on Media Services and Mass Media

Author: Scheppele, Kim Lane

U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing "The Trajectory of Democracy: Why Hungary Matters": Testimony by Dr. Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University

Author: Schriefer, Paula

Press Freedom a Loser in Viktor Orbán's Winner-Take-All Hungary

Author: Sepsi, Tibor

Atlatszo.hu proposes decriminalization of libel and insult in Hungary

Author: Simon, Joel

Hungary must repeal repressive new media law - Letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Author: South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM)

Open letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Author: State Secretariat for Government Communication of Hungary

Hungary - Myths and Facts

Author: Szajer, Jozsef

U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing "The Trajectory of Democracy: Why Hungary Matters": Testimony by the Honorable Jozsef Szajer

Author: Szalai, Annamária

Letter from Annamária Szalai, President of the Hungarian Media and Infocommunications Authority, to Agnes Callamard, Executive Director of Article 19, of 4 October 2011

Author: Tavares, Rui

Draft report on the situation of fundamental rights: standards and practices in Hungary

Working Document 3 on the situation of Fundamental Rights: standards and practices in Hungary (pursuant to the EP resolution of 16 February 2012) - Media legislation

Author: The Canadian-Hungarian Democratic Charter

An Indictment of the Hungarian Government's Anti-Democratic Conduct

Author: Thompson, Mark

Mapping Digital Media: Hungary

Author: Tordai, Csaba

Atlatszo.hu proposes decriminalization of libel and insult in Hungary

Author: Tóth, Borbála

Mapping Digital Media: Hungary

Author: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Hungary / Freedom of expression: UN expert still concerned despite moves on controversial media legislation

Author: United States Mission to the OSCE

Statement on Media Freedom in Hungary

Author: U.S. Department of State

Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2011: Hungary

Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2012: Hungary

Author: Venice Commission (European Commission for Democracy through Law)

Draft opinion on the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary

Opinion on the New Constitution of Hungary, Adopted by the Venice Commission at its 87th Plenary Session

Author: Vincze, Ildiko

Media Law Amended, Substance Left Unchanged

Author: Vogl, Artemon

Searching for yardstick to measure concentration in the marketplace of ideas

Author: Walter, Magda

Mapping Digital Media: Hungary

Author: Weber, Renate

Working Document 3 on the situation of Fundamental Rights: standards and practices in Hungary (pursuant to the EP resolution of 16 February 2012) - Media legislation

Author: White, Aidan

Letter from Arne König and Aidan White, EFJ, to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission