Media Law

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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Brussels last year. Hungary and its media law have come under scrutiny in the EU. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

Orbán walks fine line in Brussels with Hungary’s media law

“With the Islamic state offensive, the Ebola epidemic and Ukraine, Hungary is not on anyone’s mind in Europe,” mused one of our interlocutors during the Committee to Protect Journalists’ fact-finding mission in Budapest in October. “Viktor Orbán has really nothing to fear from Brussels.”

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Security officials arrest Burundian TV journalist

Nairobi, June 17, 2013–Authorities in Burundi have been holding a journalist since Thursday on broad allegations of breaching national security, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention of Lucien Rukevya and calls on authorities to disclose its reasons for holding him.

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Two Algerian journalists sentenced to prison for libel

New York, July 9, 2012–Algerian appellate courts should reverse rulings against two journalists who were sentenced to prison in June on libel charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A Hungarian holds a banner reading 'EU No!' in Budapest on March 15, 2012, during a commemoration of the 1848-1849 Hungarian revolution and independence war. (AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)

Hungary’s media law still unsatisfactory

The Hungarian press law is again drawing fire from the European Union; the amendments adopted by the Hungarian Parliament on May 24 have not placated Brussels.

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Algerian President Bouteflika has not honored his pledge of media reform. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)

In Algeria, new media law stifles free expression

New York, January 25, 2012–Algeria’s new media law falls short of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s promises of reform and also fails to meet international standards for freedom of expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

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