Since 2010, media regulation in Hungary has been criticized at home and abroad for not adequately guaranteeing media pluralism and freedom. These laws were elaborated with no prior consultation with the professional communities and the public, thus they did not build on widely discussed drafts.
The Center for Independent Journalism – with the Mérték Standards Media Monitor – facilitates a professional and social dialogue to contribute to a long-term, future media regulation based on strong legitimacy and the European standards of media freedom. Journalists, representatives of media organizations, companies, civil society organizations, researchers and lawyers will discuss draft concepts of key issues – the regulatory authority, regulation of the media market, media literacy and self-regulation, public service media – at public debates and via online forum from October 2013. Based on the conclusions of the closing conference in February 2014, a final concept will be elaborated.