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.

On 8 December 2015 the Hungarian Europe Society signed the “Petition to European Parliament and the EU Council to accelerate the signing of an agreement on the Common Aviation Area between the European Union and i
The Hungarian Europe Society, as the partner of the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America, was once again the organiser of the study tour of US fellows in Budapest between 22 and 26 March 2013.
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.
"The creation of a Europe-wide database of NGO-s supporting the development of European integration, as well as a database on private foundations and other sponsors ready to support them, would highly assist the activities and horizontal cooperation in this field.
On 14 June 2013 Hungarian NGO-s completed their opinion on the recommendations of the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism (Frieberga Committee) as part of a public consultation initiated by the European Commission.