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Founded in the early 1990s, the Department of Media and Communication at ELTE University in Budapest initially focused on training a new generation of journalists in the young democracy. Later, the curriculum gradually shifted its emphasis to the interdisciplinary study of contemporary culture and media phenomena.
Journalism is steadily becoming less and less liveable, due to structural problems and political interference. From heroic poses to varying degrees of denial, each professional develops their own individual strategies to cope with sustained pressure.
Journalism under duress
From the 31st European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Three opposition journalists from Turkey, Russia and Hungary talk to Eurozine’s editor-in-chief about repressive regimes, personal risk, migration, the role of the media and the future of their profession in the digital age.
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A Russian, a Turk and a Hungarian, all journalists, walk into a bar … well, an online talk, actually. Irina Borogan, Ece Temelkuran and György Kerényi spoke about censorship and repression, the impossibility of exile and the performance of care.
To each their own censorship
When does political pressure reach its breaking point? As censorship methods get subtler, eastern European journalists rely on the popular support for independent journalism to stand their ground against rampant Orbánization.