Comparison between Hungary and Norway

Comparison between Hungary and Norway

"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). The organisers invited the interested media professionals to discuss the ideal structure and functions of the media authority. On the event, which was moderated by Györgyi Kocsis, vice-president of the Hungarian Europe Society, Gabor Polyak, the head of Mérték Médiaelemző Műhely described the different concepts of media experts regarding a ligitimate media authority. This was followed by the presentation of Kjell Nyhuus, the Secretary of the Norvegian Press Council about the features which guarantee stability and transparency to the self-regulation based Norvegian media-regulation system, and the operation of the complaint committee in particular.

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.

A couple of HES members made a presentatiton at the 17th Annual Conference of the Hungarian Political Science Association entitled Structures and Futures of Europe at the István Károlyi Palast and the Central European University on 20-21 May 2011 in Budapest.

HES contributed to the organisation of the roundtable debate at the Central European University on 22 June 2011.


The Center for European Union Research of the Central European University and the Hungarian Europe Society organised a roundtable debate entitled „Where are they? Civil society actors and European integration” at the Central European University on 17 April 2012.

HES members met with Franziska Brantner, member of the Greens/European Free Alliance political group in the European Parliament for a discussion on European issues on 30 May 2012.