Hungarian Media Laws in Europe

Jan. 23, 2012, 7:17 p.m.

The Center for Media and Communications Studies (CMCS) at the Central European Univeristy published this 2012 study which analyses the consistency of Hungary’s new media laws with European practices and norms. It addresses a key international policy debate regarding the conformity of Hungary’s new media legislation to European and EU media-regulation standards.

This report presents expert analyses of the 56 media regulations from 20 European and EUmember states that were cited by the Hungarian government as precedents for its new media laws. The study finds that Hungary’s media laws are largely inconsistent with the cited European practices and norms, based on an examination of the legal precedents provided and on the expert analyses of how these precedents are implemented in these European and EU-member countries.

More information can be found here.

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