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...


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 12:25am

    >> Parliament began debating the bill on Wednesday and is
    >> expected to approve it on 13 December.


    that was one month ago, looks like the bill passed and law is in effect:

    http://www.borisloukanov.com/hungarian-media-bill-threat-democracy/

    didn't find any clear answers, if any1 does plz post

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jan 13th, 2011 @ 1:45am

    Re:

    that was one month ago

    Oh weird. Someone anonymous had submitted the story and I didn't realize it was so old. There were plans for another "blank page" protest this week, so I had assumed that's what this was about.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 3:25am

    BLANKING IN PROGRESS

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 6:14am

    Communism never died. It just put on a new face called the EU.

     

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    PRMan, Jan 13th, 2011 @ 11:41am

    All I can say is...

     

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