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Censorship and Manipulation within Hungarian public service broadcasters’ news bulletins – by Peter Bajomi-Lazar and Borbala Toth

2013. 12. 04. | News, News: Mapping digital media

This paper, which was first published in Hungarian in weekly magazine Élet és Irodalom, 31 October 2013, offers an analysis of the news bulletins aired on Hungarian Radio, Hungarian Television and Danube Television, and argues that news editors at these public service broadcasters tend to select and to frame the news in a way that is favourable for the incumbent centre-right government. …read more »

Regional meeting of investigative journalists

2013. 11. 26. | News: South East European Media Observatory

The aim of the meeting, organized by SEE Media Observatory and supported by The Guardian Foundation, and hosted by the Investigative Journalism Center in Zagreb, was to gather two groups of investigative journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia to work together with international trainers and with each other on stories aiming to disclose abusive and excessive control of the media by particular interests, and exposing them to corruption, clientelism and other practices that undermine proper functioning of free, independent, pluralistic and viable media. …read more »

Hungary: After the first round of the analogue switchoff

2013. 11. 23. | News, News: Mapping digital media

A day after the analogue switchoff, the media authority’s helpline received 14,000 calls, despite an extensive communication campaign preceeding the move. What are the first experiences of the analogue switchoff? A limited snapshot by Borbala Toth, first published on the Mediaobservatory.net. …read more »

Debate on the changing models of regulatory authorities

2013. 11. 05. | News, News: Debate on media regulation

On October 3, 2013 the Center for Independent Journalism and Mertek Media Monitor organized a public debate at the House of the European Union. …read more »

Changing models of regulatory authorities

2013. 10. 01. | News: Debate on media regulation

The Center for Independent Journalism and Mérték Media Monitor organize a public debate on Thursday, 3 October 2013 from 3 to 6 p.m. with the aim to initiate a dialogue on key issues of media regulation in Hungary. The debate this time will focus on the tasks, structures and legal competences of a future media regulator in Hungary. Venue: House of the European Union – Millenáris Park, Lövőház utca 35. 1024 Budapest.

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Six winners of the investigative reporting

2013. 09. 02. | News: South East European Media Observatory

Six investigative journalism projects in five countries will receive support from the granting scheme of the project “South East European Media Observatory”. The independent jury decided to award one project from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and two proposals from Macedonia. …read more »

Hate speech online in Hungary

2013. 08. 24. | News

The aim of the study paper on online hate speech in Hungary was to identify the main trends and violations of hate speech on the online media. Also, to describe measures undertaken by media outlets and authorities on addressing the situation, their efficacy and their balance to freedom of expression. …read more »

Opinion of Hungarian NGOs – the Freiberga report

2013. 06. 20. | News, News: Mapping digital media

The Center for Independent Journalism, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Hungarian Europe Society, Mertek Media Monitor, and the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media signed the Opinion on ‘The Report of the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism: A free and pluralistic media to sustain European democracy.’ …read more »

23 applications to investigate corruption in media

2013. 06. 18. | News: South East European Media Observatory

Investigative journalists submitted 23 applications for the call for proposals to disclose corrupt practices undermining the proper functioning of free, independent, pluralistic and viable media in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia. The following number of proposals was received from the eligible five countries: 2 applications from Albania, 3 from Bosnia-Herzegovina, 3 from Croatia, 10 from Macedonia and 5 from Serbia. …read more »

Call for proposals for investigative journalists

2013. 06. 18. | News, News: South East European Media Observatory

Investigative journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, and Serbia are invited to apply for reporting grants on corruption in media. The deadline is July 15, 2013. …read more »