“The State of Media Freedom in Europe, from the Atlantic to the Pacific,” an informal lunchtime talk by Miklos Haraszti, followed by a Q&A
Miklos Haraszti is Hungarian writer, journalist, human rights advocate, and university professor. Few people in the world have better knowledge of the perilous state of media freedom today than Mr. Haraszti. Before becoming representative on Freedom of the Media for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Miklos Haraszti was a leading dissident in Hungary, author of A Worker in a Worker’s State, The Velvet Prison, editor of samizdat journal “Beszelo”, participant in the “Round Table” discussions that led to the creation of a democratic government, and member of the Hungarian Parliament. As OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, he spent five years observing media developments in 56 OSCE participating states, from Vancouver to Vladivostok.