Hungarian Media Puts Up Blank Pages To Protest Censorship Bill

from the good-for-them dept

We noted that some media publications in Hungary were considering a "media blackout" to protest new laws that would greatly increase government control over the media, by forcing the media to reveal sources and threatening fines if the government felt that coverage wasn't "balanced." While we doubted that such a protest would have much of an impact, it does appear that many of the major media properties put up blank pages on their websites to protest the law. And now we'll see whether or not it has any impact at all...

Filed Under: free speech, hungary, journalism, regulation


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