BLOG | Radio Silence: EU Media Laws in the Hungarian Context

The European Union has passed major legislation to try and secure media freedom and independence in recent years. However, for the state of media pluralism in certain Member States, these efforts have come too late. In the Hungarian context, a pro-ruling party media ecosystem stands well-entrenched in the private and public media sector. Writes our researcher, Henry Barrett, a Fulbright-Schuman Grantee.

Henry Barrett delves into his paper exploring how Hungary’s ruling Fidesz Party gained control over major public media outlets, entrenched a patronage system for private media companies, and evaded EU media laws.

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