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One step closer to justice

In November 2019 Foundation for Civil Radio filed a lawsuit against a decision by the Media Council of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority that from  December 21, 2019 Civil Radio had to stop its broadcasting on the air.  We knew that this legal action would not necessarily lead to a return of the frequency  we used for 25 years – since… read more

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Budpaest based Community Radio Civil Radio takes Media Council’s decision to court

In our last newsletter we reported on the decision of the Hungarian Media Council to not re-issue the licence for the Community Radio Civil Radio in Budapest. Find here the full statement of Civil Radio on the decision of the Media Council.Civil Radio will challenge the decision! Read here the new statement on the next steps:\”We take our case to the… read more

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CIVIL RADIO WON’T STAY SILENT!

Last week the Budapest based community radio CIVIL RÁDIÓ – FM 98 received the negative decision of the Hungarian Media Council on their re-application for their broadcasting licence. In a first statement Civil Radio reacts to the decision of the Media Council with the words . “Our voice is the same, and we do not want to be silenced. We will be expelled… read more

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Hungary: SOS Civil RadioHungría: SOS Civil Radio

Civil Radio, Budapest was founded in 1993 as a result of a collaboration of NGOs, local communities and civil organizations. The aim of the founders was to give voice to civic initiatives and strengthen civil control.

The principle of the radio is that the programme makers, editors and presenters should be volunteers and a board plus a small paid staff… read more