Ten of thousands of people demonstrated against Hungarian government’s policies in Budapest on Sunday 23rd October (the 55th anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising in Hungary) under the banner ‘I don’t like the regime’.
Last week’s meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) held in Brussels we spent some time discussing the situation in Hungary following the introduction of controversial new media laws, which will seriously restrict the right to report and media freedom. The legislation increases the state’s power to monitor the media, requiring media organisation and even bloggers to register with the authorities and introduces new requirements regarding so called ‘balanced reporting’. The protection of journalists’ sources is also threatened. Continue reading Fighting for freedom of expression in Hungary