Extent1 streaming video file (102 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Description'Hungarian Media and Archives Policies Today' focuses on Fidesz's 2010 election victory and its subsequent legislative initiatives in mass media and proposal to permit the destruction of communist police files. James P. Niessen introduces the topic and explains two prevalent schools of thought (populist vs. urbanist) in Hungarian politics today. Tibor Purger goes into more depth regarding the international and domestic reactions to the new press legislation, while Christopher Adam discusses the problematic nature of communist police archival files in general and what their destruction could mean for Hungary and the research community. John V. Pavlik assesses the situation as a journalist and questions whether Hungarian media will be able to play the role of 'check and balance' with its government. Attila Pók discusses the potential use of the police archival files as a political weapon and dividing force moving forward. R. Daniel Kelemen closes the conference by expressing concern about these developments within Hungary and the European Union's inability to constrain them.
NoteFilmed at the Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, Rutgers University on April 20, 2011.
Data Life Cycle Event(s) Type: Conference Label: Hungarian Media and Archives Policies Today: Big Controversies in a Small Country Date: 2011-04-20 Sponsor: Rutgers University. Institute for Hungarian Studies Sponsor: Rutgers University. Libraries
CollectionInstitute for Hungarian Studies
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey