Archive of posts tagged Hungarian Media Council; sanctions; hate speech; Magyar Hirlap

Media Council issues first fine on a print daily

By Judit Barta Hungary’s Media Council on May 8 handed down its first sanction against a print and online publication with a HUF 250,000 (EUR 862) fine for hate speech against right-wing daily Magyar Hírlap for publishing Zsolt Bayer’s January 5 opinion piece, in which he called Roma “animals” who “shouldn’t be allowed to exist.”