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Hungary: a “samizdat” movement brings independent news to the people

In Hungary’s rural areas, access to news critical of those in power is a rare thing. Now a small group has set out to...

Journalists harassed for their reports on Hungary’s anti-Soros campaign

Several journalists working in Hungary for foreign media outlets alerted the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) about the harassment they have been subjected to. The...

Hungary: Prime minister Viktor Orban wages campaign against critical journalists

As Hungary prepares for parliamentary elections, independent journalists have become a target of the pro-government media outlets. by Zoltan Sipos This follows a speech by Hungarian prime...

Soft Censorship in Hungary in 2016: When Propaganda Rules Public Discourse

Mérték think tank has examined major trends in the news media in Hungary since 2014. New annual report Soft Censorship in Hungary in 2016: When Propaganda...

Media Pluralism at risk in Europe: CMPF Research Findings

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has released the 2016 edition of the Media Pluralism Monitor, one of the principal measures...

More than an academic question

Ahead of the spring European Parliamentary session, 27 IFEX members urge EU officials to condemn recent amendments to Hungary's National Higher Education Act that...

Hungary’s foreign funding bill a transparent attack on civil society

The IFEX network speaks out against Hungary’s discriminatory foreign funding bill that, if enacted, would threaten the operability of local members the Hungarian Civil...

Council of Europe report: Media coverage of the “refugee crisis”: A cross-European perspective

Media have played an important role in framing the public debate on the “refugee crisis” that peaked in autumn of 2015. This report examines...

De-legitimise and obstruct: An assault on civil society in Hungary and Macedonia

Populist, nationalist politicians in Central and Eastern Europe are launching attacks on civil society; the aim is to silence criticism and undermine pro-democracy, anti-corruption...

Hungarian civil defamation laws threaten political journalism

Court practice in cases involving third-party information seen as obstacle to political reporting. Hungarian courts' doctrine of objective liability for media outlets quoting third parties...

Study: online abuse of Hungary journalists ubiquitous

Report finds soft chilling effect, desensitisation among risks for nation's media. The online harassment of journalists in Hungary adds a new dimension to the country’s...

Hungary: Symbolic posthumous victory for Nepszabadsag journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails a Hungarian court’s ruling that the leading opposition daily Nepszabadsag’s sudden closure last October was illegal because its owners...
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The prevalence of hate in public discourse, coupled with impunity for most hate crimes, undermines public trust in general, trust in the media in...

Journalists as Targets of Hate

SEENPM and Mediacentar Sarajevo invite you to Journalists as Targets of Hate, an online event to explore the impact of hate campaigns on journalists'...

Online Workshop: Infodemic Lessons in Action

Transitions and SEENPM invite you to an online workshop "Infodemic lessons: how to shield yourself and your community from the infodemic with...

Projects Focus on Safeguarding Media Freedom and Pluralism in the Western Balkans

SEENPM member organisations sought project proposals aimed at strengthening capacities of civil society organisations (CSOs) to help safeguard media freedom and pluralism in the Western Balkans.