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Shutdown of Independent Radio Station Should Trigger EU Action

Click to expand Image Klubradio's director and CEO Andras Arato,…
Klubradio's director and CEO Andras Arato, right, talks to colleague Milhaly Hardy in the studio of Klubradio in Budapest, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.
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EU Should Act on Latest Blow to Press Freedom

In the most recent attack on media freedom in Hungary, the country’s Media Council last week unexpectedly announced it would revoke Klubradio’s frequency as of February 2021. It justified its decision by referring to the independent, commercial station’s…
Klubradio’s president, Andras Arato, is seen on air in Klubradio's studio in Budapest, Hungary, March 2020. 
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(Brussels, July 15, 2015) – Journalists in the Western Balkans work in a hostile environment that directly affects their ability to do critical, independent reporting essential to a democratic society. Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo,…
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 Vladimir Mitrić, a Serbian journalist, has always been drawn towards unearthing the darker side of life: human and drug smuggling; war crimes; corrupt politicians, war profiteers, tycoons and murders shielded by…
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It’s not easy to be an investigative journalist in the Western Balkans. Besides the inherent challenges of the job, reporters can face physical attacks, intimidation, even death threats. Reporting an attack to the authorities rarely brings justice.…
A cartoon in Serbian Blic satirizing Olja Bećković’s weekly TV show Utisak Nedelje
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If Kosovo is serious about its European future, whoever forms the next government faces a big job to improve its justice system and human rights record. Kosovo took another step toward this European future on June 8, with its second general election since…
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New Government Should Bring Laws, Practices Up to International Standards

(Budapest) - The new Hungarian government should ensure that its laws and practices match its international and regional human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today to Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Orban’s party, which heads the…
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Mr. Viktor Orbán Prime Minister 1357 Budapest, Pf. 6. Hungary April 29, 2014 Re: New Hungarian Government Should Prioritize Strengthening Human Rights Protection Dear Prime Minister Orbán, I am writing to you to ensure that the new Hungarian government…
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Government’s Damaging Changes to Legal Framework Require EU Action

(Budapest) – The systemic changes to Hungary’s legal framework introduced by the government since 2010 weaken legal checks on its authority, interfere with media freedom, and undermine human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released…
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  A clampdown on a leading independent radio station shows that Hungary has no intention of heeding EU calls to improve media freedom. In most EU countries, it would be reasonable to expect a state agency that has been handed a clear court order to…
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The Hungarian government is busy whipping up nationalistic sentiments among the population having commemorated June 4 as a national day of mourning of the territorial and population losses from the Trianon Peace treaty in 1920. But Hungarians – and…