CoE Commissioner Calls on Hungary to ‘Restore’ Press Freedom

Dunja Mijatovic, human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe, said in a memorandum on Tuesday that it was “high time for Hungary to restore journalistic and media freedoms”.
“The combined effects of a politically controlled media regulatory authority and distortionary state intervention in the media market have eroded media pluralism and freedom of expression,” according to the memorandum.
The Hungarian government, it added, had systematically hindered independent journalism “and the expression of different ideas”, especially in the provinces, and …
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CoE Commissioner Calls on Hungary to ‘Restore’ Press Freedom

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