IFJ rejects new media bill and calls for public debate

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Hungary: Constraining media freedom, undermining access to information

“The Hungarian government’s interference with media freedom and pluralism, part of its systematic attack on the rule of law, obstructs the work of independent journalists in holding the authorities to account and prevents the public from accessing information” – HRW

Hungary passes controversial ‘Sovereignty Protection Act’

Leading editors and journalists from independent press in Hungary warn that the law could be used to make life more difficult for those media critical of the government.

Hungary: Draft Sovereignty Protection Act poses fresh threat to independent media

“The proposed law would effectively open the door to state-sponsored pressure on those media which receive foreign funding and produce journalism critical of the government” – MFRR partners