2001 - 2003 IPF Fellow
Affiliation: Co-editor for media research journal Mediakutato and member of the board of the NGO Press Freedom Center, Budapest, Hungary
2002 - 2003: Hate speech in the Hungarian and Romanian press
The goals of the project are to analyze press content that is discriminatory or incites hatred but is not punishable under existing laws; devise policy measures aimed at increasing awareness about hate speech in the Hungarian and Romanian press for both media professionals and the wider public; elaborate a concrete plan for relying on non-governmental organizations, public relations agencies, and the media to monitor and react to incidents of hate speech; and write a policy paper for policymakers working with the Hungarian and Romanian constitutional courts, media and communication departments of colleges and universities, and training schools for journalists.
2001 - 2002: EU/NATO accession and Central and Eastern European media: Comparing the Hungarian and Romanian political press
The research will examine the formation of public opinion via both controlled governmental and spontaneous independent media regarding the issue of European integration; compare Hungarian and Romanian media perspectives on the issue of EU accession; analyze perspectives of the press that contribute to a mythical image of the process of integration into the institutions of western democracies without clarifying the burdens and responsibilities for joining these institutions; and develop a policy paper in the field of media.