Case Law, Strasbourg: ATV ZRT v. Hungary: a missed opportunity to address Hungary’s oppressive Media Act – Nina de Puy Kamp

20 05 2020

Hungary’s Media Act 2010 (the Act) garnered much criticism for its chilling effects on free speech (UNOSCEEUHRW).  The Act establishes a media regulator (appointed by the ruling party) to inter alia prohibit and impose fines for ‘imbalanced coverage’ and restrict non-disclosure rights of journalistic sources. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Faber v Hungary, Restriction on the display of flag during demonstration was a breach of Article 10 – Eloise le Santo

10 08 2012

The European Court of Human Rights has held in a judgment handed down on 24 July 2012 that the display of a flag with ‘controversial historical connotations’ was protected under Article 10. The applicant had been displaying the controversial Árpád striped flag, which has links to fascism and the Arrow Cross Regime, in Budapest on a day that the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) was holding a demonstration against racism and hatred. Read the rest of this entry »