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Court rules online news sites are not liable for offensive readers’ comments - Legal Resources

In the MTE case, the ECHR tested the principles set forth in the controversial Grand Chamber’s Delfi case concerning the notion of liability of news portals for readers' comment

Anti-terrorist surveillance law - Legal Resources

After a case filed by a non-governmental watchdog organisation, the European Court of Human Rights has decided that the Hungarian anti-terrorist surveillance law violates the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

Internet Ownership Project - Monitoring tool

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Rise Project and EurActiv Romania have launched this monitoring platform focusing on internet ownership transparency in Eastern Europe

The Trust Factor: EJN Review of Journalism and Self-regulation - Reports

How to build trust with the audience in modern journalism

Media and Politics in New Democracies - Books

Media and Politics in New Democracies - Europe in a Comparative Perspective, edited by Jan Zielonka, analyses the relationship between the media and politics in new democracies in Europe and other parts of the world

Articles of asphyxiation. Soft censorship in Hungary - Reports

This report highlights the latest developments in the Hungarian media landscape by considering Soft Censorship practices such as state advertising, captured channels, bribery and payments as well as by esaminating regulatory and administrative pressures on the media

Freedom on the net 2015 - Reports

Freedom on the Net – a comprehensive report on internet freedom produced annually by Freedom House - analyses the state censorship of on-line media in 65 countries around the world

Criminal Defamation Laws in Europe - Reports

Germany revealed as leading user of criminal defamation laws among 18 countries surveyed by the International Press Institute

The state of press freedom 2014 - Reports

Mertek Media Monitor compiles the Press Freedom Index for Hungary, combining the results of a survey carried out with multiple stakeholders. The report provides a complex picture of the different perceptions about the decline of media freedom in Hungary during the last year

Gasping for air. Soft censorship in the Hungarian media in 2014 - Reports

The report by Mertek Media Monitor unveils how state control over Hungarian media is unfolding “slowly but surely”, and how it is exerted in particular through strategic allocation of state advertising, which influences market competition and editorial policies