Hungary -State Television officials on hunger strike and fired -December 31, 2011

On 12 December, MTVA (Hungarian State Television) in-house union chief Balázs Navarro Nagy and union vice-president Aranka Szávuly went on hunger strike opposite the channel’s headquarters on Saturday 31 December to protest government meddling in news programmes. On Tuesday 27 December, MTVA announced that the two journalists were fired, arguing that the two had breached the media law and the public media code banning all expression of political opinion. According to Navarro Nagy, MTVA tried to fire the two reporters a few weeks ago but failed without the trade unions’ support.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent;
http://www.thenewage.co.za/38932-1020-53-Hungarian_TV_sacks_journos_striking ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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