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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...

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...
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Investigative Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network launches an Emergency Media Support Fund within the EU funded project Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in...

Emergency Content Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network launches an Emergency Media Support Fund within the EU funded project Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in...

Entries Open for Free Press Awards 2020

The Free Press Awards recognise journalists and media professionals who have a strong commitment with press freedom and independent information. The awards honour journalists and...

2020 CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

The Award is meant to honour the work carried out by investigative journalists and their contribution to investigative reporting despite the difficult...