On 16 May 2013 István Hegedűs represented HES in an expert meeting in the Independent Journalism Centre in Budapest. The participants discussed the recommendations of the high-level group established by the European Commission on media freedom and pluralism.
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.
Hegedűs István participated at the Ralf Dahrendorf roundtable discussion on “European Values: The Media – The Artillery of Freedom?" organised by the European Liberal Forum and the Republikon Intézet in Ybl Palota, Budapest on 6 June 2013.