Dear Reader,

the website was created by media experts committed to the promotion of press freedom in Hungary and the media regulation rooted in European traditions. The purpose of the website is to continuously monitor and document the state and content of Hungarian press freedom and media regulation adopted at the end of 2010.

Our website fulfills this function by publishing information and studies connected to the Hungarian media regulation. The editors of the continuously updated and growing website will process and publish the decisions and practice of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority and the Media Council. They will also carry out analyses and prepare studies and, in addition, collect the studies and reviews published elsewhere by other authors.

A goal of the website is to place the Hungarian media regulation and press freedom in a larger, European context by performing comparative analysis.

The editors always prepare and select the publications on the website in accordance with professional standards independent from any economic or political pressure. Their objective is to openly serve and promote the professional and public debate on press freedom and media regulation.

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Sincerely yours,

The editors

Legfrissebb írásaink



On behalf of the Institute for Media Studies (Media Council of Hungary) and the Media Studies Research Group (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), we are delighted to invite you to the International Conference Media Freedom and Regulation in the New Media World in Budapest, Hungary. 

Act CLXXXV of 2010 on Media Services and Mass Media


Consolidated version, as effective from 1 July 2015.

Impact of Over-The-Top Content Services on the Media System


This document is divided into three main parts. In the first part we describe the visible trends of developments affecting the media system; the second part presents an overview of the market of online content providers, market participants, trends and service provider strategies. The main emphasis, however, is placed on the third part, which is dedicated to regulatory challenges. In this part we collected the questions that may affect (i) consumers, viewers (ii) media content providers, (iii) electronic communications operators and (iv) OTT service providers. 

How much should the internet be regulated?


Keynote speech, EBU Legal and Public Affairs Assembly, Budapest, 9-10 October 2014.