23 February 2011

EU - Commission Vice-President Kroes welcomes amendments to Hungarian Media Law

(RAPID)
Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, has welcomed the amendments the Hungarian authorities have agreed to introduce to their Media Constitution and Media Act (Hungarian Media Law). These amendments concern all four issues where Vice-President Kroes had expressed serious doubts that the current law, adopted on 21st December 2010, was not compliant with EU law. These four issues comprise disproportionate application of rules on balanced information, application of fines to broadcasters legally established and authorised in other Member States, rules on registration and authorisation of media service providers and rules against offending individuals, minorities or majorities.