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Comparing models and demanding reforms of public service media in SEE

The project »South East European Media Observatory« has produced  a regional overview of the funding and governing models of public service broadcasters/media in nine countries...

Tamas Bodoky: Readers Pay for Our Investigative Journalism

Hungarian-born Tamas Bodoky is a Budapest-based investigative journalist and editor leading Atlatszo.hu. Co-founded back in 2011 by Mr Bodoky, Atlatszo is a watchdog NGO and...

Hungary: Sale of “Nepszabadsag” Shows Government Influence over Media

In response to a businessman close to Hungary’s prime minister purchasing the country’s most prominent opposition newspaper company, Freedom House issued the following statement: “The...

The crushing of independent press in Hungary

October 8, 2016 will go down in Hungarian history as the day when the ideals of the 1956 revolution (when Népszabadság was established) were...

A Major Step Towards An Authoritarian Media Regime In Hungary

By Gábor Polyák and Ágnes Urbán The publisher Mediaworks has suspended the publication of Népszabadság, Hungary’s leading opposition newspaper and highest circulation broadsheet. Though...

Worrying study on #mediafreedom and pluralism in 7 EU countries: Urgent EU action needed

The recently published study on  “A comparative analysis of media freedom and pluralism in the EU Member States“conducted research on Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary,...

Hungary’s biggest opposition newspaper stopped the presses

Publication of Hungary’s biggest opposition newspaper, Népszabadság (People’s Freedom), has been suspended. The paper’s owner company Mediaworks unexpectedly announced on Saturday it would suspend both...

Hungary’s Main Opposition Newspaper Shut Down

Today, Nepszabadsag’s publisher, Mediaworks announced that it has suspended the paper’s operations. This is arguably the biggest event in Hungary’s media history since the...

Hungary: prosecutor acts on ECPMF fact finding mission report

One year after a group of journalists were beaten up and detained by police guarding the Serbian-Hungarian border, the state prosecutor has started a...

Subtly Silenced by the Hungarian Government

The editor in chief of Budapest Business Journal is leaving the newspaper. Here, he explains why. 19 September 2016 By Tom Popper Along with passing a...

CEE Siemens Press Award 2016 (apply by 12 September 2016)

Siemens is organizing a regional journalist competition – Siemens CEE Press Award 2016, which will be held in ten countries of Central and Eastern...

The Anti-Orban Revolution Won’t Be Televised

By Marius Dragomir, 9 August 2016 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban has been quietly gaining control over a media empire, especially TV assets, with the...
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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.