Greece, Poland, Hungary, Turkey – Options to Defend Media Freedom in Eastern and Southeastern Europe
The ruthless repression of media in Turkey currently dominates the headlines. It tends to get out of focus that the Greek Prime Minister Tsipras is attempting to silence the critics in the media, Poland adopted a highly controversial new law for the state radio and television broadcasters and that independent media has fallen into step with the Orbán administration. The situation is aggravated by the fact that in most of the countries in East and Southeast Europe, attacks on journalists and corruption undermine press freedom. Based on the civil societies’ struggle for free access to information, concrete actions shall be discussed to answer the question: How to defend media freedom in Eastern and Southeastern Europe?
The 14th Frankfurt Days on Media Law focuses on options to defend media freedom in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, with panel discussions including one on Hungary, entitled "Hungary: A country without fourth power? –The failure of the EU and its learning value"
Éva Bognár, CMDS
Krisztina Nagy, Institute of Law of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Péter Nádori, Hungarian Publishers’ Association
Dr. Gábor Polyák, University of Pécs
Moderator: Franka Kühn, political scientist, vice spokeswoman for the Federal Association of Consumer Advice Center