The Hungarian Europe Society, Congratulations, the Hungarian News Agency, and Censorship

The Hungarian Europe Society, Congratulations, the Hungarian News Agency, and Censorship

On 11 July 2012, the Hungarian News Agency (MTI) refused to publish the declaration of the Hungarian Europe Society in an e-mail sent to the NGO. In this statement HES had congratulated to the journalists Aranka Szávuly and Balázs Nagy Navarro to their media prize announced in Leipzig. HES objected the decision of MTI in its response sent also in an e-mail. The conflict became public in an opinion-piece published on hvg.hu on 15 July 2012.

"Changing models of media authorities" - was the title of the public debate held on October 3rd in the House of the European Union by the Center for Independent Journalism and the Mérték Médiaelemző Műhely (a think tank for media research and analysis).
In the framework of the Citizen-rights project trainers of the Foundation for Democratic Youth in co-operation with the Hungarian Europe Society held sessions about democratic rights and responsibility for altogether hundred students of the Petri
In frame of the project 'Public Administration Reform in Visegrad Countries: Lessons Learne
István Hegedűs represented HES at the conference entitled European Forum on Media Freedom organised by European Alternatives on 13 May 2011 in the Italian city.
This year once again HES organised the meetings in Budapest and an excursion to the countryside for the fellows of the German Marshall Fund between 1-5 May 2015.