Hungarian Watch

A Slow Poison Attacking Democracy: Facebook Generation Fights Hungarian Media Law

In Uncategorized on January 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm

The New Media Law is already being put into effect.  This is an interesting article which tells the story of one award-winning journalist whose radio show has already been canceled, how the Facebook generation is up in arms, but how Orbán remains mostly unchallenged in his country.

Outside Hungary, however, oppositional voices are raising.  Historian Michael Stürmer spoke of Orbán’s “Führer state” in an interview with Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, while Hungarian writer György Konrád drew parallels between the Nazi Party in 1933 and Orbán’s center-right Fidesz Party.

A Slow Poison Attacking Democracy: Facebook Generation Fights Hungarian Media Law, by Walter Mayr in Spiegel Online

CEU students Gabor Simonovits and Palma Polyak organize a demonstration against the new media law in their dormitory

 

 

 

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