Latest Publications from Hungary

Report: Hungary dismantles media freedom and pluralism

This report reflects the initial findings of the joint mission to Hungary carried out by the International Press Institute (IPI), Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Free Press Unlimited (FPU) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). These findings are […]

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Online Harassment of Journalists in Hungary

This report presents the findings of a three-month study focused on mapping, observing and analysing online harassment of journalists in Hungary. The study aimed to identify the types of harassment journalists are subject to, which journalists are typically harassed, who the harassers are and how journalists cope with harassment. Based on the study, this report […]

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Civil Defamation and Media Freedom in Hungary

This study analyses current trends in civil defamation and privacy cases in Hungary involving the media and summarises key challenges for freedom of the press and expression. Written by Hungarian media lawyer Bea Bodrogi, the study examined 250 court decisions related to civil protection of ‘personality rights’, an area in Hungarian law that includes defamation, […]

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IPI General Assembly Resolution 2011: Hungary

The members of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting at their 60th Annual General Assembly during the IPI World Congress on 26 September 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan, adopted by unanimous vote a resolution expressing concern over media restrictions in Hungary. Hungary’s new media law, enforced this year, has been heavily criticized by European Union politicians, […]

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