Archive of posts tagged hate speech

Bayer’s anti-Roma rant draws fire

An article by one of the Fidesz party founders, who wrote that Roma are “animals,” has stirred sharp condemnation from senior European Commission officials, human rights groups, and media associations in Europe and Hungary. In early January, conservative commentator Zsolt Bayer wrote an editorial in the pro-government newspaper Magyar Hírlap in which he claimed that […]

Journalist union blasts public TV for ignoring anti-Nazi rally

In a Klubrádió interview, the president of the Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ) said that the public media should have reported on a December 2 demonstration in Budapest against neo-Nazism.

Media execs oppose censoring hate speech

Laws designed to control hate speech in the press can constrain freedom of the press, according to news directors and managers of major media who gathered to discuss the issue in a meeting of the Media Research Institute, the research arm of the Media Authority.