The death of Annamária Szalai, who served as President of the Media Authority and Chairperson of the Media Council, is fueling speculation over who will be named to fill the post as Hungary’s top media regulator. The outcome also puts to test whether the newly modified appointment procedures brokered by the Council of Europe will achieve the […]
The Government says it does not support a proposal submitted by a Fidesz MP last week that would reverse the agreement between Hungarian officials and Council of Europe to limit the mandate of the Media Authority President to a single nine-year term. In January, Hungarian authorities and the Council of Europe negotiated several amendments to the […]
Members of the Hungarian government and the ruling Fidesz party together made about 62.3 percent of the appearances on major news broadcast coverage of the government and Parliament in December, and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received 5,409 minutes of speaking time, about seven times more than any other politician, according to the monthly analysis of […]
The Hungarian Parliament has allocated a total of HUF 113 billion, roughly EUR 380 million, for the 2013 budgets of Hungary’s Media Authority, the Media Council, and Hungary’s media management body, the Media Services and Asset Management Fund (MTVA), according to reports.
Budapest-based Inter Media Group Ltd. (IMG) media agency won a HUF 1.5 billion (EUR 5 million) tender to handle media buying for the Media Services and Asset Management Fund (MTVA), the body that manages Hungary’s public media, according to an announcement in early November. IMG is majority owned by Péter Patonai, who was appointed as CEO of the Hungarian […]